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Vacaville, CA
A 20-year-old female asked:

No relatives in my family have eczema except for me. is there a higher chance that my children will get it?

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Dr. Steven Neish
Pediatrics - Cardiology 40 years experience
Atopic diseases: "atopic diseases" including allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis or eczema, and asthma do appear to have genetic influence. If one parent has an atopic disease, the likelihood that there children will have atopy is increased. There is large variation in expression.
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