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Can you outgrow asthma? I.E. Have it as a kid, then completely be free of asthma as an adult? If so, how does that work? Thank you.

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Not really...

Asthma is a chronic, incurable disease.
However, you can have long, symptom-free intervals between exacerbations. Sometimes, these intervals can even last for years! but, you can develop an asthma exacerbation at any time, even after many symptom-free years so your asthma is really not gone, just in remission! avoiding known triggers and avoiding smoking can lessen your chances of an acute episode.

In brief: Not really...

Asthma is a chronic, incurable disease.
However, you can have long, symptom-free intervals between exacerbations. Sometimes, these intervals can even last for years! but, you can develop an asthma exacerbation at any time, even after many symptom-free years so your asthma is really not gone, just in remission! avoiding known triggers and avoiding smoking can lessen your chances of an acute episode.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Chronic illness

Asthma changes over your lifetime and it is a chronic disease with various triggers.

In brief: Chronic illness

Asthma changes over your lifetime and it is a chronic disease with various triggers.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine

In brief: You can't

It's a chronic inflammatory condition. It will not totally go away.

In brief: You can't

It's a chronic inflammatory condition. It will not totally go away.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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