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Is it possible to outgrow asthma?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Many physicians label a lot of wheezing processes in infancy as asthma that may not be true asthma.
Various lower respiratory viruses like RSV can bring out a transient wheezing tendency that disappears with age.Up to 75% of wheezy kids will not wheeze after 4-5y. This overlaps true asthma, the worst cases may present < 1y in males <4y in females & persist through life.

In brief: Depends

Many physicians label a lot of wheezing processes in infancy as asthma that may not be true asthma.
Various lower respiratory viruses like RSV can bring out a transient wheezing tendency that disappears with age.Up to 75% of wheezy kids will not wheeze after 4-5y. This overlaps true asthma, the worst cases may present < 1y in males <4y in females & persist through life.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Outgrow asthma?

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition in response to allergens & usually as one grows the diameter of airways also grows.
One may not necessarily be outgrowing the asthma but as the airway get wider, the degree of obstruction decreases resulting in lesser degree of symptoms&at one point the person may not realize that he/she is wheezing. So some children seem to outgrow it.

In brief: Outgrow asthma?

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition in response to allergens & usually as one grows the diameter of airways also grows.
One may not necessarily be outgrowing the asthma but as the airway get wider, the degree of obstruction decreases resulting in lesser degree of symptoms&at one point the person may not realize that he/she is wheezing. So some children seem to outgrow it.
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Dr. Mandakini Patel
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Asthma...

Asthma is a chronic disease that has no cure.
But, some asthmatics have prolonged asymptomatic periods between exacerbations, sometimes lasting many years. However, there can be an acute exacerbation at any time. So, you can have no exacerbations once you are an adult , only to suffer an exacerbation later in life.

In brief: Asthma...

Asthma is a chronic disease that has no cure.
But, some asthmatics have prolonged asymptomatic periods between exacerbations, sometimes lasting many years. However, there can be an acute exacerbation at any time. So, you can have no exacerbations once you are an adult , only to suffer an exacerbation later in life.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Children who develop asthma/ alleges in the first year of life can outgrow it by the age of three.
Those who develop symptoms later often have it for life. Puberty is the other time period where many people "outgrow" problems....... Sometime symptoms reappear 20-30 years later.

In brief: Yes

Children who develop asthma/ alleges in the first year of life can outgrow it by the age of three.
Those who develop symptoms later often have it for life. Puberty is the other time period where many people "outgrow" problems....... Sometime symptoms reappear 20-30 years later.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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