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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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Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


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My dad has really bad eczema could i get it vaginally i was given a cream for my vagina that is used for eczema what should I do?

My dad has really bad eczema could i get it vaginally i was given a cream for my vagina that is used for eczema what should I do?

Discuss with your MD: I think you are confused.Because your dad had eczema and you were given a cream by some one for your vagina, you think is used for eczema.We can not tell you what to do withour knowing your symptoms and what was the result of examination by the doctors and what cream and for what diagnosis was prescribed for you i will suggest you make an appointment with your doctor and ask these questions. ...Read more

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My dad is 58 yrs old and has eczema from the factory he works at. He can't change jobs bcs lack of english. What should he do to protect himself?

My dad is 58 yrs old and has eczema from the factory he works at. He can't change jobs bcs lack of english. What should he do to protect himself?

Eczema: This dry skin condition can be frustrating but in some cases a good and regular use of moisturizing lotion can really go a long way to making the problem manageable. ...Read more

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3 months ago my dad got licked by a stray dog on his leg, he got eczema on there (dry skin and cracks) now he have sore throat, any chances of rabies?

3 months ago my dad got licked by a stray dog on his leg, he got eczema on there (dry skin and cracks) now he have sore throat, any chances of rabies?

No: Three months ago? Not much chance of rabies in that scenario, and even if it were possible, it would have presented long before now. His sore throat is something else. ...Read more

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Is Raynauds hereditary, my dad has it and was wondering if it can be passed down?

Is Raynauds hereditary, my dad has it and was wondering if it can be passed down?

Yes Raynaud's disea: That is Ryanaud's disease. It can run infamilies. Be certain to have your physician send you to a rheuamtologist becuase Raynaud's syndroem can suggest a systemic medical process. ...Read more

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My aunt (dad's sis) and grt-grandma (pat grandma's mom) both died of ovarian cancer. How likely is it hereditary? Would genetic testing be good idea?

My aunt (dad's sis) and grt-grandma (pat grandma's mom) both died of ovarian cancer.  How likely is it hereditary? Would genetic testing be good idea?

Possibly: Two family members with ovarian cancer is not that common. There are a few inherited conditions that increase ovarian cancer risk. I would suggest that you gather all family info you can get hold of (all family with or without cancer) and visit with your gyn or family doc. They will decide of you need to be seen by a specialist in hereditary cancer. ...Read more

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My dad and most of his family are alcoholics, could it be passed down to me?

My dad and most of his family are alcoholics, could it be passed down to me?

Yes: but at 43 you would probably know about it already. Studies of the heredity of alcoholism would indicate that boys born of alcoholic fathers have about 4 times the prevalence of alcoholism by age 40 as those without alcoholic fathers (32% vs. 8%). However, the majority DON'T, and heredity does NOT define us. Limiting your drinking, abstinence and/or developing good coping skills important. ...Read more

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My dad and most of his family are alcoholics. Could it be passed down to me?

My dad and most of his family are alcoholics. Could it be passed down to me?

Yes: and some doctors recommend that people with a strong history of alcoholism stay completely away from alcohol, as there is good evidence that it can be passed down, particularly to male offspring, while female offspring have a greater prevalence of depression. If you use alcohol, stick with safe limits (1 drink/day, no more than 7/week and never more than 3 on one occasion). ...Read more

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Should i stop drinking - my dad and most of his family are alcoholics, could it be passed down to me?

Worth considering: I had a colleague in an addictions practice who routinely advised anyone with a strong family history of alcoholism not to begin consuming alcohol, and if they did, to strongly consider stopping. Genetics are not the only influence, and many people with + family histories never get into any trouble with alcohol, but they are at greater risk. ...Read more

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My dad has 70% leakage on the lower left side and 30% on the lower right side of his heart. Is there any way it could be passed down to me?

My dad has 70% leakage on the lower left side and 30% on the lower right side of his heart. Is there any way it could be passed down to me?

Leakage on the : Lower left side and lower right side of the heart statement it's not correct. Are you talking about a valvular problem, a functional ventricular problem? But anyway, most of the heart diseases are not pass from father to son. One percent of babies have congenital heart disease that can be hereditary. Like autosomal dominant inheritance. A parent with the defect have 50% chance to pass the defect. ...Read more

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My dad has RLS and I think I do as well. Is it be genetic? Should I use his medication?

My dad has RLS and I think I do as well. Is it be genetic? Should I use his medication?

Autosomal dominant: About 60% of RLS is familial, meaning it runs in families, and the inheritance is believed to be autosomal dominant with variable penetrance, so the inheritance part is unpredictable. I think you should see a neurologist, get a diagnosis, and let the doctor decide what medication is best for you. You shouldn't use someone else's medication if you don't exactly know what you are treating. ...Read more

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My dad's got lung cancer but was nonsmoker. Could it be genetic / hereditary?

My dad's got lung cancer but was nonsmoker. Could it be genetic / hereditary?

Possibly: Non smokers do get lung cancer, possibly from exposure to other cancer causing agents like radiation, radon, and asbestos. In some cases there is simply no clear cause. ...Read more

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Dad has polycythemia vera. Under control now but.. Is this rare blood disorder genetically passed down and what are very early symptoms? Worried..

Dad has polycythemia vera. Under control now but.. Is this rare blood disorder genetically passed down and what are very early symptoms? Worried..

Rare condition: So the genetics is not fully understood. Mayo clinic reference states is not inherited. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/polycythemia-vera/ds00919/dsection=causes. ...Read more

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Can keloids be passed down from father to daughter?

Can keloids be passed down from father to daughter?

Hereditary Keloids: Keloids are really a pseudo tumor of scar tissue - formation of scar beyond the zone of injury. Heredity can be from either parent, more common in dark skinned individuals. Be especially careful of piercings, facial & earrings, facial trauma, and zone of cleavage. Any keloid can be painful. Treatment with steroid injections, scar revisions, pressure silicon sheets or creams. Lastly Radiation ...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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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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