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I have eczema on my finger. Could that mean I will get asthma in the future?

I have eczema on my finger. Could that mean I will get asthma in the future?

Not necessarily...: Although both asthma and eczema have an allergic etiology, you could have one and not the other. So, having eczema does not automatically mean you will develop asthma. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more


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What is the link between asthma and eczema?

What is the link between asthma and eczema?

Atopy (see below): Asthma, eczema, & allergies are "atopic" diseases. "atopy" is an inherited tendency for developing any of these diseases. That being said... If you already have one of these diseases or have a close blood-relative who does, you have a higher risk (than those who don't) of getting any atopic disease. Note: an increased risk does not mean you actually will get any or all of these diseases. ...Read more

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Is there a correlation between asthma and eczema?

Is there a correlation between asthma and eczema?

Yes: Both eczema and asthma can occur due to an allergic etiology. So, the 2 conditions can have the same etiology in a given patient. ...Read more

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How does eczema relate to allergies or asthma?

How does eczema relate to allergies or asthma?

A strong link: A mom told me in israel her son's eczema was referred to as skin asthma; a great way to emphasize that infantile eczema often precedes onset of asthma by 2-3 years. For every 3 kids seen for eczema 2 react to foods on skin/blood testing. Only 1 of 3 improves with elimination of some foods. They're never allergic to all the foods to which they react. Dust mites may be the primary culprit in the end. ...Read more

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My child has several allergies, eczema and asthma how can I help?

My child has several allergies, eczema and asthma how can I help?

Allergies and asthma: No pets, no rugs and cloth blinds, no stuffed animals in bed, hypoallergenic mattress, vaccum with hepa filters, wash away allergens, dust mite tends to thrive in bedding and pillows wash at least once a week, use green cleaning products, prevent molds, keep pollens out close doors and windows, control bugs and pests, use humidity controllers andair purifier, reduce pet danders or get rid of them, vacuum often. ...Read more

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Is a child who has eczema also more likely to have allergies or asthma?

Is a child who has eczema also more likely to have allergies or asthma?

Yes: Although everybody's different, we speak of the prototypic "allergic march" - eczema as a toddler, allergic rhinitis by ages 4-7, and asthma in early adolescence. Many people will skip one or two of these problems, but in general, young children with eczema will go on to develop allergies and asthma if they are not carefully treated for their underlying allergies. ...Read more

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Do i need to get rid of my cat if these symptoms don't stop. I have asthma and eczema and the inhailer isn't workin , or it works for short time. ?

Do i need to get rid of my cat if these symptoms don't stop. I have asthma and eczema and the inhailer isn't workin , or it works for short time.
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Get checked out: The first step is to see an allergist to get tested; there is no reason to get rid of the cat if you're not allergic to it. Whether it is the cat or not, your allergist will be able to make recommendations to reduce your symptoms, and will then be able to discuss how to deal with this over the long term to prevent your symptoms from coming back. ...Read more

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Dyshidrotic Eczema is not linked to Asthma. Only Atopic Eczema is linked to Asthma( hence the term "Atopic March") Is this correct?

Dyshidrotic Eczema is not linked to Asthma. Only Atopic Eczema is linked to Asthma( hence the term "Atopic March")

Is this correct?

Yes that's correct: atopic march explains natural history of allergy progression in atopic individuals, while dyshidrotic eczema is different usually has no known cause, and treatment is different, but an individual can have the condition and have asthma too as two separate conditions not necessarily linked ...Read more

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Are asthma and eczema related?

Are asthma and eczema related?

Yes: Asthma, eczema, & allergies are "atopic" diseases. "atopy" is an inherited tendency for developing any of these diseases. That being said... If you already have one of these diseases or have a close blood-relative who does, you have a higher risk (than those who don't) of getting any atopic disease. Note: an increased risk does not mean you actually will get any or all of these diseases. ...Read more

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Are dehumidifiers considered effective in helping asthma and eczema sufferers?

Are dehumidifiers considered effective in helping asthma and eczema sufferers?

Depends: May be helpful depending upon your climate. Eczema improves w a more moist environment. Asthma after worsens as moisture may breed mold which can irritate asthma. Appropriate medications are much more effective in general. ...Read more

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