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Postby Harpercat » Sun Mar 18, 2001 7:15 pm

I developed both Eczema & Asthma in adult life - the eczema began in my late teens but the asthma didn't really start until I was in my mid 30s. As I understand it, if you develop either of these conditions in infancy or childhood there is a good chance that you will "grow out of it", but if you develop them in adulthood you have a "friend" (?!!!) for life. I'd be interested to hear from others who have had a similar experience.
Best wishes to all fellow sufferers!

Re: Asthma

Postby steve » Wed Mar 21, 2001 5:10 am

I have both

most relatives on my mothers side have both, plus assorted allergies. my uncle has had asthma return to bug him when he reached 50-ish.

my father had asthma very bad as a child, but it went away almost overnight, when he was 14, he is now late 50s and still clear.

so.. it is all in the genes i am afraid.

what is your family history??

Re: Asthma

Postby davinder » Wed Jan 23, 2002 11:22 pm

Babies who wheeze “may not develop asthma”
22 January 2002

Not all babies who wheeze will necessarily go on to develop asthma in later life, according to researchers from the Institute of Child Health in Bristol and St George’s Medical School in London.
The researchers studied around 10,000 children taking part in the “Children of the 90s” project based in Bristol. The team, led by Dr Andrea Sherriff, found that over 60 per cent of children who wheezed in the first six months after birth had stopped wheezing by the age of three-and-a-half years.

After comparing these babies with those who did not wheeze, the researchers found that most had been born underweight and were more likely to have one or both parents who smoked.

These babies would have had smaller lungs and narrower arteries, the researchers say, which could explain why they wheezed as infants, especially if they had a cold or chest infection, and then stopped wheezing as they got older and their lungs and airways developed normally.

However, a small proportion of children did not wheeze as babies but started to wheeze after the age of three. The researchers say these children may be at greater risk of developing asthma because they were already showing signs of allergies and eczema – linked to asthma development in older children and adults – and their parents were more likely to have asthma.

More than 250,000 people are diagnosed with asthma every year in the UK, according to the National Asthma Campaign.

© Health Media Ltd 2002

Re: Asthma

Postby Madam Flaky » Sat Jan 26, 2002 6:51 am

Hi all!!

From infancy I had asthma and very heavy wheezing. It wasn't until later in life that I actually developed eczema. I also found that if you start off life with eczema, you will grow out of it. I always felt jealous of kids with eczema, because getting it at an older age meant that I may be stuck with it for a very long time and I knew that they would be free of it in a few years. The grass really is greener, isn't it?!
Madam Flaky

Re: Asthma

Postby Duncan » Sun Jan 27, 2002 9:45 pm

Sadly it's not certain that you grow out of it. I've had eczema since I was 3 months old. The Doctor said I would grow out of it by 7 years, then 14 years.....I'm 39 now and still waiting!

I developed asthma, though it's mild and well controlled, when I was 12.

Re: Asthma

Postby nik » Sun Apr 07, 2002 5:16 am

I am 15 years old and i have developed eczema in the past two years, and it has been a huge burden to me in my high school life. Or that is at least what the biopsy read.I hate explaining myself to other classmates and it makes me feel so different. I am currently going for light treatments and I have used every sort of cream on the market, and nothing has worked yet. I am not going to my school dance and I persist on wearing long sleeves even in the warm weather untill I become cleared up. I have many allergies, such as trees, grass, dust, mold, feathers, almost everything in the book. I also been suffering from severe exercise and allergy induced asthma for the past 3 years or so. I run track and play soccer everyday of my life and it makes it all worse but I cannot just give up my dreams for this. Im constantly run down and sick, and I want to know if any one knows of any creams or treatments that may help me get through high school.

Re: Asthma

Postby sweet_erica12@hotmail.com » Sun Apr 07, 2002 5:45 am

Hi! I am 12 yrs. old and since i was a baby I had asthma and was in and out of the hospital with bronchitis and pneumonia. When i was about 3 I developed eczema. I later found out it was because of a serious corn allergy, when I ate corn and applied corn products on my skin, I would break out in rashes, and wheeze. I was just in the hospital last week. (i rest my case) Although my asthma and eczema is still pretty bad, it has improved since I found out my allergies. I advise you to get checked for them. It could make all the difference. I was allergic to so many things is wasn't even funny. I sooooo think you should get checked for allergies. It will be so worth it.

Re: Asthma

Postby Scooter » Tue Feb 04, 2003 12:24 pm

Hi, i'm Lisa and only found out about this website the other day. I am 19 and started uni last september. Since I left home my eczema has flared up well and truly and nothing seems to be getting rid of it. I have visited the doc numerous times now!! I also have asthma (which i've had since i was four). I was told i would grow out of it by the time I was 14, nearly 6 yrs later i still have it. I hope i can get rid of the eczema because it is really getting me down. I don't like wearing anything that will show of my arms now cos i get too emberrassed about what people might think. Can anyone reccommend anything I can use to at least sooth my eczema??

Re: Asthma

Postby gambit » Sun Oct 26, 2003 10:44 am

i have read an article in the newspaper which told that scientist were testing and had trials of an inoculation obtained from soil bacteria for asthma the tests were encouraging but i havent found anything forthcoming does any body know about this

Re: Asthma

Postby AnnG » Tue Feb 08, 2005 8:50 am

My Mum who is now eighty has suddenly developed Eczema (3 months ago) she has had Asthma for about the last 20 years. At first the Doctor thought she had been bitten by a mosquito on holiday in Scotland but as it got no better and her days and nights were becoming miserable we kept pestering him we eventually went to see a specialist who diagnosed Eczema she has E45 and a variety of pills and in desperation I had sent away to the States for yet another Cream! My question is perhaps a stupid one I have been racking my brain to think what has changed and the only thing I can think of is she got a new all singing all dancing bed about 4 months ago - with a "Tempur" mattress does anyone know if there is a possibility of the 2 being linked?


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