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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. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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/ ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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/ ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How is eczema treated?

How is eczema treated?

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. ...Read more

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How does eczema start?

How does eczema start?

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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What causes my eczema?

What causes my eczema?

Cause of eczema: Genes. Eczema is a genetic predisposition to have dry skin, which then becomes inflamed. Several things make eczema worse, like dry air, wind, shampoo, wool, sweating, animal dander. Things that help eczema are humidifiers, thick emollients used daily, wearing long sleeves/pants and socks/shoes. Topical steroids are best treatment for active flare ups. ...Read more

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How can I avoid eczema?

How can I avoid eczema?

It's genetic: Most eczema is due to genetically inherited skin defects. This results in chronic dry skin often with rash and itching. Flare ups can be reduced by gentle skin care, using fragrance and dye free skin care products, and applying a high quality moisturizer after bathing. ...Read more

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How can I treat eczema?

How can I treat eczema?

Moisturizers: Moisturizers are the mainstay of ezcema treatment. For stubborn spots doctors often prescribe steroid creams. If eczema is caused or aggravated by allergy, then removal of the offending agent is important too. For more moderate eczema, we recommend soaking in water till the child wrinkles, then pat dry and immediately apply a moisturizer. This can be done several times daily or weekly. ...Read more

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Can eczema make u sick?

Can eczema make u sick?

Yes, it could: Eczema is certainly an annoying physical condition but hardly a serious or life threatening one. However, eczema herpeticum, very uncommon complication occuring in individuals with eczema when they are infected with herpes virus, can be serious if not treated promptly. ...Read more

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How do I treat eczema?

How do I treat eczema?

Eczema: Avoid trigger factors in food ;environment. Use lot of moisture all the time. Use antihistamine and sarna lotion for itching. Low dose otc Hydrocortisone cream for mild irritation off and on, not constantly. High dose steroid cream or oral by dermatologist. Antibiotic for infection. Light therapy. New immuno modulator medications for recalcitrant eczema. Have patience and learn to live with it. ...Read more

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What exactly is eczema?

What exactly is eczema?

Dry skin: A simple definition of eczema is dry skin. ...Read more

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Can ameia cause eczema?

Can ameia cause eczema?

Not by itself: If you mean "anemia" as a cause of eczema, the answer would be not primarily but perhaps secondarily. It would depend on the cause of the anemia. If there is an antigen involved like a drug or infection, the body could react to those proteins. You should have this evaluated by your internist and dermatologist. ...Read more

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How eczema can be cured?

How eczema can be cured?

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. ...Read more

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What is good for eczema?

Avoid triggers.: Eczema flare-ups may have a specific trigger, such as a food or heat or perspiration or tobacco smoke. Scratching is a trigger too. Keeping the skin hydrated with moisturizers is the core of treatment - specially after bathing. Steroid creams can stop the itch-scratch-itch cycle of flare-ups. Some studies suggest getting enough vitamin vitamin d, omega 3's & probioitmay help - but not proven. ...Read more

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How do you treat eczema?

How do you treat eczema?

Many things: Basically one needs to avoid things that may irritate the skin. Moisturizers with hypo-allergenic creams or ointments will help protect the skin from flare-ups. Topical steroids are used to treat any flare-ups. Those are the basics but every patient needs to be evaluated on his or her own. ...Read more

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How do you treat eczema?

How do you treat 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/ ...Read more

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What to do about eczema?

What to do about eczema?

Good Skin Hygiene: Take quick shower (10-15min) in lukewarm water while avoiding harsh and drying cleansers. Pat away excess water and immediately apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream. Use at least twice a day. For eczema flares, apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. Wet dressings (wet wraps) at night and chlorine baths if more severe. ...Read more

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What is done for eczema?

What is done for 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. ...Read more

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What make eczema spread?

What make eczema spread?

Poor Skin Hygiene: Eczema worsens due to poor skin hygiene and exposure to triggers. Treat by applying fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream 1-2 times/day. For eczema flares, apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. See an Allergist or Dermatologist to determine what triggers could be making symptoms worse (dry winter months, allergy exposure, etc). ...Read more

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How do you treat eczema?

See dermatologist: Eczema can be treated with oral, topical, or injectable medications, and have a stress component as well. You need to be evaluated by a dermatologist to learn why you have this problem, and then determine your best treatment options. ...Read more

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Does eczema ever go away?

Yes and no: Eczema, the symptom, can go away with treatment, but eczema, the disease, does not go away but is only controlled. ...Read more

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How can I relieve eczema?

How can I relieve 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. ...Read more

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Can bag balm cure eczema?

Hand Eczema: This Balm is great for hand dermatits/eczema that is severe (dry, cracked skin). I wouldn't recommend for generalized eczema. Try Vanicream, Eucerin, or Cetaphil for daily use to whole body. ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more