...Sorry for the late response.
Asthma is sometimes outgrown as children get older, less likely in adults. The other causes of REVERSIBLE reactive airway disease are covered in the topic noted as per above.
present less than 2 times a week. The diagnosis is based on clinical
picture, spirometry, and/or pulmonary function tests. I would recommend you
discuss your concerns with your doctor at your next visit. Be well.
A true asthma diagnosis is achieved with something called pulmonary function tests. It is possible that while you feel better, you are still not breathing normally. Sometimes, people have been wheezing for so long that they don't even realize how restricted their breathing is. I'd recommend you schedule a follow-up with your doctor so that they can recheck your lungs and you can discuss your concerns and get your questions answered.
Most asthmatics, with the exception of runner asthmatics, are exposed to an environmental allergen which causes inflammation of the linings of the airways.
If the stimulus is removed, e.g.:removing a cat from your home after testing positive for cat dander on an antigen panel, one can seemingly make their asthma "go away". It is also true that younger atopic (allergic) individuals become less allergic with age, hence childhood asthma seemingly wanes with age for some individuals.
Lastly, there is always the misdiagnosis of asthma in lieu of other similar syndromes: ABPA, Occupational toxins , etc....
There are different conditions that can have the similar symptoms and signs
as asthma and different factors that cause bronchospasm. The best will be
to ask your doctor to refer you to a pulmonologist that can do a lung
function study and that will give you more clarity on your condition
Dan Botha MD
Asthma can also be due to exposure to certain irritants, known as Irritant Induced Asthma (IIA), especially if you are exposed to a high dose of that irritant (typically at work, even though you can get it at home). Here, usually there is no family history of asthma, or associated allergic rhinitis/sinusitis or eczema.
There is also another variant of asthma called Reactive Airway Dysfunction Syndrome (RADS), which is similar to IIA in that the airways respond to a high dose of an irritant. Once you are removed from that irritant, symptoms can go away.