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Is Eczema Hereditary
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, though. Also, similar rashes can be caused by contact with irritants or certain metals if you're allergic to them. Use sensitive skin cleanser, avoid bathing in very hot water, and use sensitive skin lotion at least 3 times daily.See your doc if you need. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. There is a known hereditary component of the disease, and it is seen more in some families. The hallmarks of the disease include skin rashes and itching. It can occur in any age, most often it affects infants and young children. ...Read more
Partially: Eczema has a definite hereditary component. Children of parents with a history of allergic diseases such as eczema, hay fever, and asthma are at higher risk of developing asthma. However, eczema can occur in families where there is no history of allergies or eczema. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 unknown. More strictly, eczema refers to atopic dermatitis which is a partly hereditary disease. Usually presents in childhood and affects skin creases such as inner elbow, etc. ...Read more
I have an eczema from the first day of my life till now.Many things causes it(dust, wet clothes, dirty clothes, preassuring on skin). Is it inherited?
Runs in families: Although not strictly inherited it does run in families. ...Read more
Likewise my mom, i hv severe eczema in genital area for years;always itchy when sweating, skin in this area are darkened.Is it hereditary? Medicine?
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 has been identified to be associated with severe eczema is a mutation in a skin protein called filagrin, which helps maintaining the skin integrity. Regardless, moisturizer ; antiinflammatory meds are main treatment. See an allergist ordermatologist. ...Read more
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 the epidermis. Disruption of this barrier results in inflammation of the skin. You likely have a family history of this condition as it tends to be passed on genetically. Eczema can be mild, moderate or severe. See an allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more
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