13 doctors weighed in:
Is asthma communicable?
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
11 doctors agree
In brief: No
It is not; asthma is the body's response to allergens or irritants in the air. Individual's responses to these stimuli vary widely, but they are not shared.

In brief: No
It is not; asthma is the body's response to allergens or irritants in the air. Individual's responses to these stimuli vary widely, but they are not shared.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Not at all.

In brief: No
Not at all.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Corey Clay
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Sort of
Asthma is a polygenetic disease.
So, you get it from your parents. Also, triggers for people who have "underlying" asthma certainly include transmissible disease such as viruses that cause URI. Asthma involves inflammation of the lungs, which is constantly being suppressed during times of good control. With an infection, the suppression mechanism is released and "asthmatic inflammation" follows

In brief: Sort of
Asthma is a polygenetic disease.
So, you get it from your parents. Also, triggers for people who have "underlying" asthma certainly include transmissible disease such as viruses that cause URI. Asthma involves inflammation of the lungs, which is constantly being suppressed during times of good control. With an infection, the suppression mechanism is released and "asthmatic inflammation" follows
Dr. Corey Clay
Dr. Corey Clay
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