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if i had asthma as a child, can it come back?

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Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
Yes: You never really grow out of "true asthma". Asthma can go through phases with lot of symptoms to no symptoms and vice versa. In some, these phases could last days to months while in others, it could be years.

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I had asthma as a child but have had no problems in over 5 years. Is it possible that it will come back?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Yes: Yes a fair percentage of patients with childhood asthma have recurrence as adults.

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