daughter with asthma

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RFDC1025
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   Posted 11/18/2013 10:40 AM (GMT -7)   
my 8 yr old daughter was recently diagnosed with asthma. Doctor said she could very well out grow it. When she was younger she had pretty bad eczema and she out grew that in the last year or so.

I was under the impression that people with asthma had it for the rest of their lives. So people can really out grow asthma? What is the liklihood of out growing it?

Thanks

Chartreux
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   Posted 11/18/2013 6:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes it can kinda be out grown, for me it's more of a remission. But as an adult I'm also aware of what my triggers are and can avoid them better.
If you do not have an Pediatric asthma allergy doctor then you should do that. Also, consider allergy testing (at age 12 ) to see what might send her into a flair. I say age 12 because at age 8 they can get it done, but those pin pricks can hurt and unless it's a serious allergy situation I would say wait, plus you can get more false positives. But you should remove all carpets from her bedroom as a precaution.
Hope this makes sense. Others will come by with better advise.
Make sure she knows how to take her medications correctly, have the doctor show her how, ask the doctor for school nurse to have her medications on hand and that should be a start. Make sure to inform the school and all her teachers especially the PE teacher.
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Chartreux
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   Posted 11/20/2013 8:16 PM (GMT -7)   
There are books that you can get to read to help your daughter and books you can get for her about children with asthma, it's very important to be involved in helping her, so she can become aware of her new world...
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Dred
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   Posted 12/10/2013 12:46 AM (GMT -7)   
i know people who have out grown asthma.. just make sure to guide her and remind her the things that triggers her asthma like dusts, pollen, etc. clean her surroundings, avoid pet danders and carpets in the house..and she should be aware as well of her meds or inhalers, when to use it and when to take it.
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