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A 22-year-old member asked:

Can asthma be cured?

4 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
No: Very much treatable though.
Dr. Paul Carter
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
Not Exactly, but: Asthma can be modified or controlled through proper medical treatment, avoidance of triggers and treatment for allergy. You should expect to be able to participate in any activity that a person without asthma can, as long as your asthma is well-controlled.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Controlled: Asthma is a chronic disease and the aim is to control the symptoms. It is not "cured" but as it is controlled symptoms become less frequent. Always look for triggers in the environment and i your home, as well as seasonal allergic triggers. Infections, scents, changes in weather can all trigger symptoms. Learn about your meds and always follow your action plan.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
You don't: Asthma is a chronic condition of increased small airway reactions. There are genetic and environmental factors that persist throughout life, usually becoming evident in childhood. One learns to live with their asthma & present medications offer a near normal existence to most. There is no cure, there are programs that promote stability & reduced flare ups through early recognition of problems.

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A 24-year-old member asked:

Is there a cure for asthma?

9 doctor answers22 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 29 years experience
No: There are medications to help control asthma. But, there is no cure.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How to know what is asthma and is there a cure?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 years experience
Chronic disease: Asthma is a chronic disease that is the result of inflammation in the airways of the lungs. It can be worsened by a number of triggers, and the disease is managed with medications that control the inflammation and open the airways. Some people will require multiple medications to control their asthma, while others will need only one. It's severity can also vary throughout one's life.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Is there an effective cure for asthma?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
Not yet: Currently, the goal for treating asthma is to identify triggers and use treatments to control asthma as no "cure" is yet available. The most effective treatments are the inhaled steroid medications. There are a number of other medications that can be used in conjunction as "add on" therapy. Allergy injections can be very helpful for those with allergic triggers. The future may hold a cure...
A 33-year-old member asked:

What can lead to asthma, and is there a cure?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Williams
Pharmacy 19 years experience
Often allergies: Allergies are a common cause of asthma in children and can last into adulthood. Though there is no cure, asthma can be controlled but inhaled medications and avoiding "triggers" that cause attacks. It is not uncommon for children to seem to be cured upon reaching their teens. However, it can reappear years later (or not). In any case get tested and get treated if necessary. Good luck.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Could asthma can be cured permanently?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Williams
Pharmacy 19 years experience
Not likely: Asthma is a chronic condition that can be controlled but not cured. Though you may experience years without an attack, it can recur. If you are being treated now with controller and rescue inhalers, don;t stop on your own. Your physician is bested qualified to make adjustments in your treatment. Good luck.

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