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Can I have asthma, despite symptoms only really starting as an adult, if I didn't have it as a kid?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes...

Asthma can begin at any age, including in an adult without any childhood history.
So, see your doctor so a diagnosis can be made and treatment initiated.

In brief: Yes...

Asthma can begin at any age, including in an adult without any childhood history.
So, see your doctor so a diagnosis can be made and treatment initiated.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Anlin Xu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Yes

There r adult onset asthmatics.
Sometimes they r associated with allergies. Sometimes they r not.

In brief: Yes

There r adult onset asthmatics.
Sometimes they r associated with allergies. Sometimes they r not.
Dr. Anlin Xu
Dr. Anlin Xu
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Dr. Videh Mahajan
Internal Medicine

In brief: Asthma

Asthma can manifest at any age.
Its a misconception that asthma can only happen in childhood.

In brief: Asthma

Asthma can manifest at any age.
Its a misconception that asthma can only happen in childhood.
Dr. Videh Mahajan
Dr. Videh Mahajan
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