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Can lungs get dependent on daily asthma inhaler? Could I have outgrown my asthma even though i wake up feeling short of breath until i take symbicort (budesonide and formoterol)?

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Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Asthma remissions

Appropriate asthma therapy does not make you dependent on it, rather appropriate therapy allows for minimization of symptoms.
Although in children and teens asthma may seem to go into remission, if you still need your combination asthma medication, symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) it is unlikely yours has.

In brief: Asthma remissions

Appropriate asthma therapy does not make you dependent on it, rather appropriate therapy allows for minimization of symptoms.
Although in children and teens asthma may seem to go into remission, if you still need your combination asthma medication, symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) it is unlikely yours has.
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