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is eczema hereditary

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
36 years experience Pediatrics
Sometimes: Eczema is in the same group of conditions as allergies and asthma, and can run in families the way they do. It can occur without a family history, th ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Yes: It is usually linked with asthma and hay fever.

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
31 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, it can be.: Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a type of skin allergy or sensitivity. The atopic dermatitis triad includes asthma, allergies (hay fever), and eczema. ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Resnik
31 years experience Dermatology
Blame your parents?: Sometimes yes, sometimes no. I blame my parents whenever i get the chance, that's what they are there for!
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
28 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: I'm sure there is a genetic component to eczema; as well as most everything else. Whether or not you receive it; and whether or not it becomes "activ ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Is eczema hereditary: Yes it can be, bur having said that, not all cases of eczema are hereditary.But it can be hereditary just like asthma which is its cousin.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
31 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe!: If you are truly diagnosed with "atopic" dermatitis-often generalized as "eczema, " you may have inherited it. People with atopic dermatitis often ha ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
It gets you.: Eczema is a term sometimes used loosely to mean "dermatitis." in that sense there are a wide variety of eczemas with a variety of causes - many unknow ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Runs in families: Although not strictly inherited it does run in families.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
14 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Eczema: Eczema is a multifactorial disease. Many genetic abnormalities might play a role in its pathology either hereditary or new mutation. One of those that ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Chronic Inflammation: Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition. Seems to due to genetic defects in the proteins and lipids supporting the skin layer/barrier called t ... Read More
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