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A 36-year-old female asked:

I was diagnosed with asthma as a kid & had spots on lungs 8years ago. am i prone to all lungs illness because of my health condition before?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Hard to say: Wheezing in early childhood is not always asthma, in fact 60% or so grow out of it by age 5-6. Spots on your lungs is to vague a description to apply any meaning to.You would have that in a simple pneumonia that heals .There are some chronic lung conditions that make people prone to problems, but the description you give could be given by many normal adults.

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Last updated Apr 30, 2016

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