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A 49-year-old member asked:

If eczema isn't contagious. but why is my entire family breaking out with it?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
Congenital: The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Something else ?: If a family all comes down with a rash around the same time is likely experiencing something like scabies, not a sudden outbreak of eczema. There can be some similarities in its appearance.
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