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my dad has eczema is this hereditary can it be passed down to me as well

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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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Dr. Paul Carter
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Yes: If you have a close relative with allergic dermatitis it increases your risk for getting an allergic disease such as atopic (allergic) dermatitis.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Discuss with your MD: I think you are confused.Because your dad had eczema and you were given a cream by some one for your vagina, you think is used for eczema.We can not t ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wiebe
21 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: Rabies presents faster than that, and sore throat is not a hallmark of rabies. Stray dogs in the US rarely test for rabies.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brent Galloway
14 years experience Family Medicine
Unlikely: This seems highly unlikely given the scenario that you described and I would suspect that the area where the dog licked and sore throat have nothing t ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
35 years experience Pediatrics
No: Three months ago? Not much chance of rabies in that scenario, and even if it were possible, it would have presented long before now. His sore throat ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Eczema: This dry skin condition can be frustrating but in some cases a good and regular use of moisturizing lotion can really go a long way to making the prob ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Agent orange: I don't believe there is any relationship between agent orange and dyshidrotic eczema
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Yes Raynaud's disea: That is Ryanaud's disease. It can run infamilies. Be certain to have your physician send you to a rheuamtologist becuase Raynaud's syndroem can s ... Read More
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Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
May be: But need more than one in each generation , unfortunately no blood test for early detection of ovarian cancer, other than regular gyn exams with sonog ... Read More
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