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will i always have asthma?

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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: The basline symptoms may improve for years on end but you are always at risk of a flare. For that reason, getting annual flu shots are critical.
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Yes: Asthma is a lifelong illness that may get better or worse over time. It is controllable with medications.
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Possible: Some people can out grow asthma and get flare ups only when they are sick , on the other hand there are others who continue to have asthma .But asthma can be well controlled with inhalers and people can lead a normal life carrying on all activities without symptoms .

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What are the long term side effects of legionnaires disease? I heard that asthma is one side effect.

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Death: Legionnaire's disease is a severe bacterial pneumonia. There are effective antibiotics but the death rate for persons over age 50 hospitalized with this form of pneumonia is reported to lie between 5-30%. Kidney injury has been reported after legionnaire's disease but I have not seen any patients who developed asthma after having this disease.
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Is it okay for people with asthma to exercise?

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Flovent doesn't help my asthma. What next?

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Depends: Maybe your dose needs adjusting or maybe you need another adjunct medicine. See you doctor to discuss your options.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What symptoms mean that my child has reactive airways disease?

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Cough, wheeze: The 2 most common symptoms are cough and wheezes. These mean he/she may have reactive airways disease (asthma).
A 36-year-old member asked:

18 and just diagnosed as asthma free. Taken off my meds. My breathing is bad but will it get better over time?

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Depends: It may but asthma can reoccur even after being symptom free for along periods of time. Even though you may not need you medicines at present, i would keep your rescue meds available for any unexpected emergency.

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