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Can children outgrow asthma?

Can children outgrow asthma?

Can be asymptomatic: You do not "outgrow" asthma, but can become asymptomatic- not have symptoms. The asthma can potentiaaly come back at a later date. Think of it as an iceberg. If below the surface no symptoms. Once about the water line symptoms return. ...Read more

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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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Do children outgrow their asthma?

Do children outgrow their asthma?

Perhaps: This is an area of controversy in medicine. Statistically, there are many children with childhood asthma who grow up to not complain of symptoms; however it is not clear if they are just avoiding activity that incites asthma or are used to the symptoms and don't seek treatment. So, it is possible to be an adult who had childhood asthma and be relatively symptom free. ...Read more

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Do most kids outgrow asthma?

Do most kids outgrow asthma?

No: Outgrowing asthma is a slightly controversial topic; while some adults who had asthma as a child do not have symptoms as an adult, objective measurements of lung function often find problems in these individuals. It is not clear if there is truly a lessening of the disease, a decrease in activity, or tolerance (or some combination of all three) that leads to the phenomina. ...Read more

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Can children outgrow anxiety?

Can children outgrow anxiety?

They can, but: Children can certainly outgrow anxiety, but the likelihood would depend on at least 2 things: 1) the intensity, frequency and duration of the symptoms would be a factor. If all three of these are fairly high, prof. Help should be sought. 2) the child's support system. For example, chronic family problems could increase risk levels, and possibly lower the chances of the child outgrowing the anxiety. ...Read more

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Can christmas trees trigger childhood allergies?

Can christmas trees trigger childhood allergies?

Trees bring in mold: Fresh christmas trees do not have pollen but they, as any indoor plant that you water can promote mold. So if you get "allergies" when you are around christmas trees, it may be mold. And since trees are larger than house plants they can breed much more mold. ...Read more

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Is asthma genetic?

Is asthma genetic?

Sometimes: Allergic asthma is considered an inheritable condition -- meaning it can be genetic. But not all children of a mother or father with asthma will develop asthma themselves. There is a great deal of research ongoing to determine the influence of genetics vs. The environment on the development of asthma. ...Read more

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Can bronchiolitis develop into asthma?

Can bronchiolitis develop into asthma?

Yes and no: Bronchiolitis before 6 months to 1 year of age can be the inciting event prior to the development of asthma later on in life. It is more likely if the patient also has: a parent with asthma, allergies, wheezing with subsequent colds, elevated blood ige level. However, there are many children who have an early episode of bronchiolitis that do no later have asthma. ...Read more

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Can asthma affect child's behaviour?

Can asthma affect child's behaviour?

Yes: When asthma is well controlled a child with asthma can exercise and sleep well without coughing/wheezing at night. Asthma can cause difficulty breathing and lower oxygen saturation levels. A child will become tired while breathing, exercising and cough or wheeze at night. Asthma symptoms can affect the child's energy level, sleep pattern. ...Read more

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Is adult asthma (developed as an adult) reversible?

Is adult asthma (developed as an adult) reversible?

Probably not: Asthma is a chronic condition that may wax and wain but never really goes away. It can be controlled with proper medications and life style changes (avoid allergies and attack inducing situations). Talk it over with your physician before you do anything Good Luck ...Read more

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Do all children and teens eventually outgrow fpies (food protein induced enterocolitis syndrome)?

Do all children and teens eventually outgrow fpies (food protein induced enterocolitis syndrome)?

Mostly yes: Food protein induced enterocolitis syndrome (fpies) is a "non-ige" allergic reaction to proteins found in infant formula (cow milk or soy) and in some baby foods. The prognosis is good, with many children outgrowing it by the time they are three years old. However, they don't outgrow all the allergies at the same time, so testing by allergists is needed to find out which foods are safe to try. ...Read more

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Child with severe asthma and allergies..Is it hereditary?

Child with severe asthma and allergies..Is it hereditary?

Probable: Asthma is often hereditary as are allergies. However whether a disease condition will develop or not is dependent on how the body interacts with the environment. For example, in identical twins there is a close to 60% that the other twin would develop asthma if one of the twin has it. In non-identical twins, the chance is slightly under 30%. ...Read more

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Can children grow out of seasonal allergies?

Can children grow out of seasonal allergies?

Sometimes: Some people's allergies get better over years, some get worse, and some are stable. Keeping allergies well-controlled not only keeps kids feeling better and sleeping better, but also doing better in school (it's hard to learn material when you feel miserable)! also, keeping allergies under control decreases the risk of ear infections and sinusitis. ...Read more

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How common is adult onset asthma? nonsmoker

How common is adult onset asthma? nonsmoker

Not uncommon: Although it was believed that asthma could only start in childhood and in the 60's no one could have allergic asthma developing after age 40, it is clear now that asthma can indeed occur in adulthood. Based on my experience, I estimate that about 25% of the asthma cases develop during adulthood. ...Read more

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Does asthma affect a child's development?

Does asthma affect a child's development?

No: If asthma is poorly controlled in children, they may be excluded from some physical activities or be picked-on by other children. This could affect social development however, physical development would be expected to be normal, even among children who use inhaled steroids. ...Read more

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Can asthma be cured ?! If not, What about childhood asthma ?!

Can asthma be cured ?! If not, What about childhood asthma ?!

No: Asthma is a genetically linked problem that leads to changes in the natural mechanisms in the lung. Much of the wheezing in small children is not asthma and will be outgrown by late childhood. True asthma varies in its impact on many and can be very mild or very bad.Even those who have been off meds for years and without wheezing events can become symptomatic under the proper circumstances. ...Read more

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Can kids outgrow sensory processing disorder?

Can kids outgrow sensory processing disorder?

Yes: In certain circumstances they will "outgrow" sensory issues. Mostly kids and the adults helping them, seek better accommodations for their sensory needs. Severity plays a role in how likely the child may be to outgrow an issue. ...Read more

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Can childhood propioceptive disorder behaviors continue into adulthood?

Can childhood propioceptive disorder  behaviors continue into adulthood?

Yes: Much as with attention-deficit, which was thought to not happen in adults, there is neither a biological reason, nor any evidence that sensory integration / sensory processing disorders like disorders of proprioception should vanish when one becomes an adult. Thus these disorders can definitely persist into adulthood. ...Read more

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How is cough variant asthma diagnosed?

How is cough variant asthma diagnosed?

Asthma: Cough is just a symptom of asthma. If your docotr hears wheezing and is recurrent problem, then you may have asthma for sure. Your docotr needs to do lung trests to establish diagnosis of asthma along with clinicla diagnosis.Some pts. Cough at night only & it becomes difficult 2diagnose as the docotr may not be able to listen for wheezing at this time unless u go 2 the er. All coughs is not asthma. ...Read more

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How is cough variant asthma diagnosed?

How is cough variant asthma diagnosed?

Mostly by history: This is asthma which is primarily manifested by coughing and not measurable evidence of airway constriction. The response to low-dose inhaled steroid , bronchodilator, and/or leukotriene modifier supports the diagnosis. It is possible that this may be a prelude to persistent asthma later on in life. ...Read more