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A 21-year-old male asked:

my last asthma attack happens when i was 9. ow 21, i feel the symptoms of ait are slowing coming back. chest pain, short breathe. what should i do?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
See your doc.: You should definitely see your doctor, sometimes an event in your environment or an infection can trigger asthma after a long quiescent period.
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Asthma returns: It is common for asthma symptoms to recur. Usually the trigger is occupational exposure or infection. It's helpful that you recognized the symptoms. See your doctor for examination, lung function test and appropriate treatment. If symptoms occur more than twice a week during the day or twice a month at night, even if lung function is normal, then a daily controller medication is needed.

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Last updated Dec 9, 2013

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