A 36-year-old member asked:
Can asthma ever go away?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Pharmacy 19 years experience
Hard to answer: Though quite often, childhood asthma appears to go away once you reach your teens, it may reappear in your adulthood. Too may variables to discuss here. Talk it over with your family physician.
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Pediatrics 47 years experience
Lifelong issue: True asthma is understood today as a genetically linked issue that stays with you through life. For many it will go through phases of increased or decreased symptoms based on illness, triggers, growth, and environmental exposures. Many adults have reached a stable state where minimal maintainance meds or efforts are needed, but may have a return of symptoms at any time.Be ready if problems return.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Can asthma go away over time?
3 doctor answers • 14 doctors weighed in
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Usually not: Asthma may go away during early childhood but having a positive allergy skin test makes such remission much less likely. For most people, asthma tends to linger although the severity or frequency may vary. Having said that, although most studies have found asthma beyond age 7 to be a persistent problem, I have seen remission on a few >10 yrs. The answer is unlikely but probably not impossible.
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Last updated May 1, 2017
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