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Doctor says I don't have inflammation but have been on inhaled corticosteroids for 5 years b/c of lung/pulmonary test. can this still be asthma?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

The inhaled steroid is the "maintenance" medication for asthma and proper use can keep inflammation under control.
Good asthma control is marked by the absence of night cough or wheezing episodes. If you have true asthma, it is something you manage, and it can sometimes be years between symptomatic events. If you want to tempt fate, and possible get into trouble, stop the med.

In brief: Yes

The inhaled steroid is the "maintenance" medication for asthma and proper use can keep inflammation under control.
Good asthma control is marked by the absence of night cough or wheezing episodes. If you have true asthma, it is something you manage, and it can sometimes be years between symptomatic events. If you want to tempt fate, and possible get into trouble, stop the med.
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