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Is eczema hereditary?

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.

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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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Is eczema hereditary?

Is eczema hereditary?

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.

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Is eczema hereditary?

Is eczema hereditary?

Blame your parents?: Sometimes yes, sometimes no. I blame my parents whenever I get the chance, that's what they are there for!

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My dad has eczema is this hereditary? Can it be passed down to me as well?

My dad has eczema is this hereditary? Can it be passed down to me as well?

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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Is eczema heriditary?

Is eczema heriditary?

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.

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I have eczema, is that inherited?

I have eczema, is that inherited?

Eczema: Multiple genetic as well as environmental factors interact in the pathogenesis of eczema. Increased understanding of genetic predisposition in atopy and eczema has directed interest toward key pathogenic mechanisms including skin barrier dysfunction.

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How do you get eczema? What happens? Is it hereditary?

How do you get eczema? What happens? Is it hereditary?

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.

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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?

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?

See a dermatologist: Begin by defining "eczema". Atopic dermatitis? Other? Your list of "many things" causing it is not very useful. Atopic dermatitis is genetic, complicated, and varies with individuals. It can certainly be treated. If you have something else, that, too can be managed with professional help.

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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?

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.

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What's eczema?

What's eczema?

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.

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What is eczema?

What is eczema?

Good article about: Atopic dermatitis http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/eczema/ds00986 associated with asthma and allergies also.

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What is eczema?

What is eczema?

Eczema: A detailed answer would take more than the allotted 400 characters via healthtap. Here is some detailed information from the National Eczema Association https://nationaleczema. Org/eczema/

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What causes eczema?

Born with tendency.: Eczema is in the same family of conditions as allergies and asthma;someone with eczema has skin that's overly sensitive to dryness and irritation. It can't be cured but usually can be controlled. It is best managed by using a sensitive skin cleanser, avoiding bathing in very hot water, and using a sensitive skin lotion at least 3 times daily, even when the rash isn't there.

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How to cure eczema?

How to cure eczema?

No cure, treatable: There is no cure for eczema but atopic conditions such as eczema or asthma can be easily treated with a good regimen, and with steroids with flareups. (www. Chrisohmd. Com).

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How to cure eczema?

How to cure eczema?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress.

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How to cure eczema?

How to cure eczema?

HC cream; moisturize: To treat mild or moderate eczema, hydrocortisone 1% cream (a thin coat on the rash twice a day, for 5-10 days) is cheap, found at most stores and works well. A daily moisturizing cream (Cetaphil, CeraVe, Eucerin, etc.) used 2-4 times a day helps to heal eczema and to prevent return of the rash. One can avoid creams with lanolin, aloe, or fragrances if sensitive to the ingredients. Avoid soaps.

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How is eczema cured?

How is eczema cured?

Good Skin Hygiene: Eczema can get better over time or it can be a lifelong condition. Take good care of your skin and eczema should be kept under control. Avoid long hot showers, avoid harsh and drying cleansers. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream twice a day. For eczema flares, apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. See Allergist for more details.

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Eczema and probities?

Eczema and probities?

Autoimmune Paleo: The best way to improve eczema is by stopping inflammation causing grains, lentils, potatoes based items. Avoid milk protein since it causes inflammation Healthy foods: fish, meats, vegetables, avocados, some saturated fat (butter, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. Probonix probiotic and vitD3 10k IU/day help reduce the inflammation as well. You should feel a difference in 1-4 months

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How to manage eczema?

How to manage eczema?

Moisturise: Eczema is a dry / itchy skin condition caused by impaired barrier function rendering the skin more sensitive. The mainstay of treatment is regular daily emollient / moisturiser to nourish the skin and improve its barrier function. Moisturise the whole body. Intermittent targeted use of corticosteroid ointment can be used for flare ups. Caution with soaps. Www. Dermnetnz. Org/topics/atopic-eczema/

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Tell me about eczema?

Tell me about eczema?

Genetic: Seen at all ages but mostly children. Not allergy. Not food. Not stress. Not infection. Defect of filigren in outer surface of skin. Commonly in families and associated in same families with asthma and pollen reactions. Infants benefit from daily soak in water followed by application of lubricant. Modern ceramide creams are excellent. Itching is prominent and fails to respond to any antihistamine.

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