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How common is it to develop asthmas as an adult? what usually triggers this?

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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS answered

Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology

It is possible. Some people show signs and symptoms as adults. We do not know exactly why and how this works.

Answered May 16, 2015

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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Sometimes a viral infection can trigger this...or it is possible to develop seasonal or other allergies, even if they weren't there when younger. There are other lung conditions that can mimic asthma, so just be sure you've discussed this with your doctor or a pulmonologist or allergist.

Answered May 4, 2015

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