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Can asthma come back after it went away?

Can asthma come back after  it went away?

Yes: Some asthmatics go for long periods of time without any symptoms and then the symptoms return, sometimes years later. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

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


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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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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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