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I had asthma as a baby and doc told us I had outgrown it.. Is it possible as an adult it will reappear?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
6 doctors agree

In brief: It may

If it does, it will be important to consult your doctor early to rule out allergies as a cause and to start treatment before a serious episode.

In brief: It may

If it does, it will be important to consult your doctor early to rule out allergies as a cause and to start treatment before a serious episode.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe...

Asthma can have long periods of remission but you can have an asthma exacerbation again at any time, even in adulthood.
So, seek help if you experience symptoms suggestive of an acute asthmatic episode.

In brief: Maybe...

Asthma can have long periods of remission but you can have an asthma exacerbation again at any time, even in adulthood.
So, seek help if you experience symptoms suggestive of an acute asthmatic episode.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It is not unusual for adults who have "outgrown" their asthma to have it return in adulthood.

In brief: Yes

It is not unusual for adults who have "outgrown" their asthma to have it return in adulthood.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes

It is generally thought asthma does not entirely go away, but if you have not had symptoms and your pft's are normal , that is great! just watch for any signs of asthma and take good care of yourself.

In brief: Sometimes

It is generally thought asthma does not entirely go away, but if you have not had symptoms and your pft's are normal , that is great! just watch for any signs of asthma and take good care of yourself.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Asthma usually in the teen years seems to go away but the ability to be triggered is always there.
So it is not abnormal to restart wheezing later in life.

In brief: Yes

Asthma usually in the teen years seems to go away but the ability to be triggered is always there.
So it is not abnormal to restart wheezing later in life.
Dr. Barry Bergman
Dr. Barry Bergman
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