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Ever wonder if a chronic disease would ever go away? Most of the time, being diagnosed with a chronic disease would mean living with the disease for the rest of your life. However, that is not always the case. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that may go away for some patients. Let’s take a look at how some children can outgrow their asthma or have a reduction in symptoms, while others may have lasting asthma.
Sometimes children who are diagnosed with asthma at a young age can outgrow their asthma. Over time, parents can notice a decline in the symptoms of their children. It is not exactly known why in some kids; their asthma improves or is eliminated with increasing age. It is also not known who to determine which child will outgrow their asthma or have significant reduction of symptoms and which kid will not. However, the only way to definitely tell if the inflammation and mucus production is asthma is present is to conduct a biopsy. Many times, even though as the child matures and asthma goes away or the symptoms reduces, it often reoccurs later in life.
There are some potential reasons why asthma symptoms disappear in children.
There are also some reasons why asthma will continue in children and into adulthood.
If your child experienced a significant improvement in symptoms and wonder if your child should stop their medications, reach out to our professionals at Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Medical Group. We would be glad to help answer all your questions and concerns. Give us a call at 805-658-9500 today to schedule an appointment with us!