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i have a 12good year old son with asthma and was told he can out grow it. is this true?

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Dr. Joshua Davidson
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possibly: Studies show that the age at onset of asthma is most important. Children who wheeze under age 4 have the greatest chance to outgrow their symptoms. On the contrary, children who develop symptoms around puberty tend not to outgrow their symptoms. The symptoms do tend to improve in both cases as kids become adults. But it's the youngest kids who have the best chance to outgrow their asthma.
Answered on Jun 26, 2013
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