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Is there anyway to reverse having asthma when your born with it?
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
We can very effectively treat asthma, but we can't make it go away.
Make sure that's the diagnosis tho...

In brief: No
We can very effectively treat asthma, but we can't make it go away.
Make sure that's the diagnosis tho...
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Is it really asthma?
Wheezing & coughing, the symptoms of asthma, are a result of narrowing of the breathing tubes.
When breathing tubes are narrowed at birth asthma is rarely the cause. Diagnoses to rule-out: reflux, compression of the airway by an aberrant artery or vein, tracheal ring, congenital airway mass like a cyst or hemangioma. Etc. Wheezing in young children is common with colds & resolves in 50% by age 7.

In brief: Is it really asthma?
Wheezing & coughing, the symptoms of asthma, are a result of narrowing of the breathing tubes.
When breathing tubes are narrowed at birth asthma is rarely the cause. Diagnoses to rule-out: reflux, compression of the airway by an aberrant artery or vein, tracheal ring, congenital airway mass like a cyst or hemangioma. Etc. Wheezing in young children is common with colds & resolves in 50% by age 7.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Mouhammed Rihawi
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
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People can grow out of asthma with age , many will have recurrence in middle age .
Triggers and smoking are bad.

In brief: See
People can grow out of asthma with age , many will have recurrence in middle age .
Triggers and smoking are bad.
Dr. Mouhammed Rihawi
Dr. Mouhammed Rihawi
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Depends
Much of what causes wheezing in infancy & early childhood is not true asthma.
Many respiratory viruses will trigger a similar set of symptoms that are treated the same, but more than 60% will grow out of this by school age. True asthma has a genetically related abnormality in lung tissue mechanics which you never grow out of.Many achieve good control but the defect is permanent.

In brief: Depends
Much of what causes wheezing in infancy & early childhood is not true asthma.
Many respiratory viruses will trigger a similar set of symptoms that are treated the same, but more than 60% will grow out of this by school age. True asthma has a genetically related abnormality in lung tissue mechanics which you never grow out of.Many achieve good control but the defect is permanent.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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