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Can Asthma Come Back After It Went Away
Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more
Not uncommon: When asthma is diagnosed after age 3 years, some of those with mild asthma may "outgrow" it usually around puberty. However those with moderate to severe asthma tend to have it for a long time. As for why does it come back, that's a question we are still searching for an answer. The answer may be from a viral respiratory tract infection rekindling the airway inflammation or hormonal changes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: There are various patterns and presentations of asthma. The possible triggers of the symptoms of asthma include pollen, dust, mold, pet dander or pet hair. Cigarette smoke can cause bronchospasm and lead to long term lung problems. Avoiding triggers of your asthma will help to control the symptoms. Patients can have inflammation in the lung with no obvious symptoms as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Asthma: It really never goes away, it just quiets down and yet it can come back. ...Read more
I had asthma as a child but have had no problems in over 5 years. Is it possible that it will come back?
Is that true that if the childs asthma is gone before 7 yrs old, it will never come back anymore?
Not necesarily: If a definite diagnosis of asthma has been made, as the child matures symptoms may become less frequent and appear to disappear. However, it may reappear later in life. The severity of the asthma and issues like allergies that progress into adulthood mau be factors as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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