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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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