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Can asthma come back after it went away?

Can asthma come back after it went away?

Asthma return: Yes, depends of hormone, environmental, pregnancy. If the asthmatic condition is related to exercise, easily return at exercise, . ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Why would my asthma come back after being dormant for over seven years?

Why would my asthma come back after being dormant for over seven years?

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 more

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Doctor asked about asthma. Can childhood asthma come back after 20 years of no asthma?

Doctor asked about asthma. Can childhood asthma come back after 20 years of no asthma?

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 more

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If I had asthma as a child, can it come back?

If I had asthma as a child, can it come back?

Yes: You never really grow out of "true asthma". Asthma can go through phases with lot of symptoms to no symptoms and vice versa. In some, these phases could last days to months while in others, it could be years. ...Read more

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If I had asthma as a baby is it possible that it can come back?

If I had asthma as a baby is it possible that it can come back?

It may: It is thought asthma never really goes away. Just be aware of the signs and take care of your self. Avoid any triggers and never smoke. ...Read more

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Can asthma go away and then come back when a child leaves and returns to the city?

Can asthma go away and then come back when a child leaves and returns to the city?

Yes: While asthma probably does not go away, symptoms may very well come and go depending on the presence of triggers. If your trigger is air pollution, for example, you may see asthma "return" when moving back to the city. ...Read more

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I had asthma when I was a kid. Haven't had it in 20 years roughly. Can it come back as an adult?

I had asthma when I was a kid. Haven't had it in 20 years roughly. Can it come back as an adult?

It may: But staying healthy at a good weight and healthy bmi, and never smoking will help give you the best chances of avoiding its return. Stay well. ...Read more

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Is that true that if the childs asthma is gone before 7 yrs old, it will never come back anymore?

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 more

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I had asthma when I was a kid. But it's dormant for a 2decades now. Will it still come back? & will it be much worse if it did?

I had asthma when I was a kid. But it's dormant for a 2decades now. Will it still come back? & will it be much worse if it did?

Cannot say: In your particular case. If you smoke, probably yes. If you do not probably not. However, it is quite common for colds/viruses to trigger temporary inflammation of the lung that can last for weeks but eventually clears (regardless of past asthma history). ...Read more

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Can being asthmatic increase your heart rate. My asthma started to come back and my heart rate is faster.?

Can being asthmatic increase your heart rate. My asthma started to come back and my heart rate is faster.?

Yes: A person who is an asthmatic and is not completely controlled with preventative medications may be slightly lower in oxygen and therefore the heart rate may increase & remain elevated. Different rescue medications like salbutamol inhaler and theophylline (latter is not used often now a days) may also stimulate the heart. Once the asthma is well controlled then the heart rate responds normally. ...Read more

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Sometimes my chest is tight and I can hear cracking. I had asthma as a kid, could it come back? A are these signs of it?

Yes: Yes you could have a recurrence of asthma. See your doctor. Also consider additionally seeing an acupuncturist as that can help with underlying causes as well. ...Read more

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Can childhood asthma come back from prolonged stress? Is adrenal fatigue possible? How to strengthen adrenals?

Can childhood asthma come back from prolonged stress? Is adrenal fatigue possible? How to strengthen adrenals?

Yes. No. GoodHabits?: Childhood asthma can come back, but if one is no longer a child, then it is just called asthma. The other way of looking at it is: the childhood asthma never completely left. Asthma symptoms come and go, so it's not surprising to come back. Adrenal Fatigue is a name some people use to describe some types of symptoms, but is not a real disorder. The symptoms are real; the "disorder" is not real. ...Read more

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Had sports induced asthma when I was younger. No problems in 5/6 years. Lately not breathing right when running. Could it have gone away and come back?

Had sports induced asthma when I was younger. No problems in 5/6 years. Lately not breathing right when running. Could it have gone away and come back?

Hyperreactive airway: Once the alveoli, the little air sacs in your lungs develop muscle tissue in them, they are always able to contract causing a spasm. This is called hyper reactive airway disease. It never goes away. When your lungs are stressed for example with exercise it can definitely come back. Seek your PCP or a pulmonologist, there are several effective drugs to manage this. ...Read more

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38yr f. Bronchitis for 2months w/asthma. Z-pack started 11/3, no voice for 7 days now. When can I expect my voice to heal and come back?

38yr f. Bronchitis for 2months w/asthma. Z-pack started 11/3, no voice for 7 days now. When can I expect my voice to heal and come back?

Pharyngitis: This is most commonly due to viral infection and the degree and rapidity of recovery will vary with the virus involved, the person infected, whether or not they smoke or are exposed to second hand smoke and other factors. Recovery may be slow and progressive but take time. Be patient and hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Got a tickly dry feeling in my lungs, sort of like my lungs are thirsty. Used my asthma inhaler (I get mild asthma sometimes) but it's come back again?

Got a tickly dry feeling in my lungs, sort of like my lungs are thirsty. Used my asthma inhaler (I get mild asthma sometimes) but it's come back again?

Asthma: The asthma rescue inhaler should last a few hours. If you need it more than just 2-3 times per week then we need to step up treatment and add a controller medicine typically, a steroid inhaler which is safe. Continue this until your doctor says to stop. Most likely, this is just temporary. ...Read more

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Iv been for a chest X-ray it was clear did some breathing test and blood test ther testing my for asthma or COPD but they have ask me to come back?

Iv been for a chest X-ray it was clear did some breathing test and blood test ther testing my for asthma or COPD but they have ask me to come back?

And your question?: It appears that they have not finished their evaluation. Each test provides a bit of information, and the results of one often lead to the need for another. You did not ask a specific question, but nothing you stated leads to any specific conclusion. ...Read more

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Is it true that asthma never goes away but can change in severity? Had it when I was younger, it got better but now seems to be coming back.

Is it true that asthma never goes away but can change in severity? Had it when I was younger, it got better but now seems to be coming back.

Asthma Variable: Yes, we sometimes see this that asthma as a child has a period of improvement, but during later adulthood can resurface during pregnancy or other life events. Good to get back with your primary care doctor and put together an asthma action plan again, review your medicines, and when to take which one. A peak flow meter is helpful to assess the severity of your episode. Be sure and use spacer! ...Read more

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My breathing sometimes gets heavier/harder at night and occasionally, but rarely in day. I had asthma until I was about 14. Could it be coming back?

My breathing sometimes gets heavier/harder at night and occasionally, but rarely in day. I had asthma until I was about 14. Could it be coming back?

Yes, it could: While asthma can go "dormant" like a volcano, it can return! Frequently the symptoms are worse at night, with exercise or with a cold. A simple breathing test called spirometry and if available Nitric Oxide breath analysis in addition to an evaluation by a doctor can assist to determine if asthma is again active or if another problem is surfacing. ...Read more

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I use to have asthma as a kid and I feel like its coming back but my doctor said I was okay. What precautions should I take?

PREVENTION: Medication on hand, non expired.
And avoid triggers. If very active or athletic avoid extreme weather and outdoor when quality air warning are on.
If symptoms persist ask for pulmonary function test or challenge test. ...Read more

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Had asthma when I was younger, now seems to be coming back. Doctor gave me an inhaler but doesn't seem to be working, are there different asthma meds?

Med failure: There are many reasons why your asthma medications may not be working as well as before. Improper technique, inappropriate medication, expired medications or misdiagnosis should all be considerations. A follow up visit with your doctor is warranted. ...Read more

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Breathing great, dr told me 2 wean off Alvesco (ciclesonide) inhaler. 3 days off & asthma coming back. I have Hashimotos, TSH. 3 now. Some anxiety + GERD too.

Breathing great, dr told me 2 wean off Alvesco (ciclesonide) inhaler. 3 days off & asthma coming back. I have Hashimotos, TSH. 3 now. Some anxiety + GERD too.

Go back on it: Unless you have mostly avoided the allergen triggers or the asthma was triggered by a viral infection, the recurrence of asthma should be expected once off of a controller drug.- think of it as insulin for diabetes. If you want to reduce the drug intake, consider an allergy consult: to identify the triggers and perhaps a course of allergy shots to modify the disease in a long term basis. ...Read more

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I have astma and I'm shortness of breath and I have hay fever I've had a chest X-ray it come back all clear what can I have to help me?

I have astma and I'm shortness of breath and I have hay fever I've had a chest X-ray it come back all clear what can I have to help me?

See allergist: Chest x-ray cannot diagnose asthma although the presence of air trapping may be suggestive. If your family doctor can't help you, you will need to see an allergist. That you have hay fever points to allergy as the likely mechanism for your asthma as well. Rx options include avoidance, medications, and/or allergy shots. ...Read more

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34 year-old woman with a 2-year history of recurrent rashes of small areas of itchy little papules, on the legs and then arms, despite treatment.....?

34 year-old woman with a 2-year history of recurrent rashes of small areas of itchy little papules, on the legs and then arms, despite treatment.....?

See Derm: YOu need to consult a skin specialist who may consider doing a skin biopsy to find out the cause if possible. Even if the cause may not be found, there are usually effective treatments. In the meanwhile, try applying skin moisturizer at least 1x daily ...Read more

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I used to have asthma when I was a little kid. It went away after using my inhaler for a while. But now I think it came back. Is that possible?

I used to have asthma when I was a little kid. It went away after using my inhaler for a while. But now I think it came back. Is that possible?

Yes: There is no known cure for asthma but patients can have very long symptom-free intervals and then, suddenly, have an exacerbation. So, it is very possible to have asthma symptoms in childhood followed by a lengthy remission and then have symptoms again. See your physician as there are many meds available to control your symptoms. ...Read more