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Can i have asthma, despite symptoms only really starting as an adult, if i didn't have it as a kid?

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Dr. Videh Mahajan
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Asthma: Asthma can manifest at any age. Its a misconception that asthma can only happen in childhood.
Dr. Anlin Xu
Dr. Anlin Xuanswered
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Yes: There r adult onset asthmatics. Sometimes they r associated with allergies. Sometimes they r not.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Yes...: Asthma can begin at any age, including in an adult without any childhood history. So, see your doctor so a diagnosis can be made and treatment initiated.

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