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Our family physician had told us that when our son gets older he might "grow out" of his asthma. He had his 1st attack when he was 2 years old, and it was bad. The hospital that we took him to could not diagnose him. They sent him out by ambulance to another hospital an hour away and they took another set of x-rays and then confirmed he was having an asthma attack. Gave him breathing treatments and within 8-10 hours we were finally on our way home. He is now 6 and has at least 4-5 severe asthma attacks per year. Like I had said in the beginning, our doctor said there is still the chance when his lungs grow he could possibly be asthma-free when he's older. I was just wondering if his "growing out of asthma" will actually be a possibilty for him.

Jenn asked this
January 28, 2013 at 7:52 PM

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I'm not a professional at all, but I have a good friend of mine who had asthma as a child. He was always carrying an inhaler, and sometimes he had to move on to the box machine and face mask. I have no idea what that's call because I was young. To make a long story short this kid was very active all throughout his life. Around Jr. high school (7th & 8th grade CA) he wasn't carrying his inhaler anymore. Since about that time I've never seen him or heard him talk about an asthma attack.

Currently he does triathlons and many other high endurance activities in AZ so from my only personal experience with asthma it can go away. I'm not sure if it was his activity level that helped or just his "growing out" of it, but either way it doesn't hurt to be active.

GaRcHoW answered
March 14, 2013 at 9:09 AM
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