A 25-year-old female asked:
my daughter was diagnosed with asthma and shes 5 what could cause her to get asthma all of a sudden?
5 doctor answers
Dr. Carlo Hatem answered
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Unknown: Nobody knows the answer. Some have theories. Stay tuned for more research.
Answered on Jan 22, 2012
Dr. Steven Machtinger answered
44 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Known: There are many genes associated with an increased risk for asthma. As a result asthma is often associated with illnesses that precede it like eczema & food allergies. Then environmental factors play on these vulnerabilities to trigger asthma. Such factors include viral respiratory infection, pollution especially cigarette smoke & allergens like dust mite and especially around age 5 plant pollens.
Answered on Oct 1, 2013
Dr. Jack Mutnick answered
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Asthma: Difficult to diagnose younger than age five. Most importantly, if she does have asthma, she needs treatment regardless of what caused it. See an asthma specialist.
Answered on Nov 26, 2013
Dr. Barry Bergman answered
41 years experience Pediatrics
Genetics: Asthma can star at any age. There are certainly family histories in many if not most cases. The triggers to start the wheezing are different. But you can start with symptoms anytime.
Answered on Jun 29, 2012
Dr. James Ferguson answered
46 years experience Pediatrics
Emergence/ label: Many of us are leary of using the asthma label in younger kids as so many of those that wheeze in infancy/toddler years will grow out of it by 4-5 yr.Those with genetically mediated asthma can emerge at any age, but boys seem to do so earlier (about 1) while girls do later (around 4). Most will have a set of triggering factors(URI's, weather change,etc).She likely followed a preset pattern.
Answered on Jul 12, 2017
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