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What is the link between asthma and eczema?

What is the link between asthma and eczema?

Atopy (see below): Asthma, eczema, & allergies are "atopic" diseases. "atopy" is an inherited tendency for developing any of these diseases. That being said... If you already have one of these diseases or have a close blood-relative who does, you have a higher risk (than those who don't) of getting any atopic disease. Note: an increased risk does not mean you actually will get any or all of these diseases. ...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 there a correlation between asthma and eczema?

Is there a correlation between asthma and eczema?

Yes: Both eczema and asthma can occur due to an allergic etiology. So, the 2 conditions can have the same etiology in a given patient. ...Read more

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Are asthma and eczema related?

Are asthma and eczema related?

Yes: Asthma, eczema, & allergies are "atopic" diseases. "atopy" is an inherited tendency for developing any of these diseases. That being said... If you already have one of these diseases or have a close blood-relative who does, you have a higher risk (than those who don't) of getting any atopic disease. Note: an increased risk does not mean you actually will get any or all of these diseases. ...Read more

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Are dehumidifiers considered effective in helping asthma and eczema sufferers?

Are dehumidifiers considered effective in helping asthma and eczema sufferers?

Depends: May be helpful depending upon your climate. Eczema improves w a more moist environment. Asthma after worsens as moisture may breed mold which can irritate asthma. Appropriate medications are much more effective in general. ...Read more

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How does eczema relate to allergies or asthma?

How does eczema relate to allergies or asthma?

A strong link: A mom told me in israel her son's eczema was referred to as skin asthma; a great way to emphasize that infantile eczema often precedes onset of asthma by 2-3 years. For every 3 kids seen for eczema 2 react to foods on skin/blood testing. Only 1 of 3 improves with elimination of some foods. They're never allergic to all the foods to which they react. Dust mites may be the primary culprit in the end. ...Read more

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Only atopic eczema increases the chances for asthma right? If I only have dyshidrotic eczema, I won't get asthma right?

Only atopic eczema increases the chances for asthma right? If I only have dyshidrotic eczema, I won't get asthma right?

Relax: Your age is listed as 18 years. If you have not developed symptomatic asthma by now the chances of it happening are minimal. Asthma comes in a broad spectrum of expressions, from a mild cough variant form to those that require multiple medications and occasional hospital care. Males with significant asthma will generally present with problems by a year of age. ...Read more

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Dyshidrotic Eczema is not linked to Asthma. Only Atopic Eczema is linked to Asthma (hence the term "Atopic March") Is this correct?

Dyshidrotic Eczema is not linked to Asthma. Only Atopic Eczema is linked to Asthma (hence the term "Atopic March") Is this correct?

Yes that's correct: Atopic march explains natural history of allergy progression in atopic individuals, while dyshidrotic eczema is different usually has no known cause, and treatment is different, but an individual can have the condition and have asthma too as two separate conditions not necessarily linked ...Read more

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My child has several allergies, eczema and asthma how can I help?

My child has several allergies, eczema and asthma how can I help?

Allergies and asthma: No pets, no rugs and cloth blinds, no stuffed animals in bed, hypoallergenic mattress, vaccum with hepa filters, wash away allergens, dust mite tends to thrive in bedding and pillows wash at least once a week, use green cleaning products, prevent molds, keep pollens out close doors and windows, control bugs and pests, use humidity controllers andair purifier, reduce pet danders or get rid of them, vacuum often. ...Read more

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Is a child who has eczema also more likely to have allergies or asthma?

Is a child who has eczema also more likely to have allergies or asthma?

Yes: Although everybody's different, we speak of the prototypic "allergic march" - eczema as a toddler, allergic rhinitis by ages 4-7, and asthma in early adolescence. Many people will skip one or two of these problems, but in general, young children with eczema will go on to develop allergies and asthma if they are not carefully treated for their underlying allergies. ...Read more

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I have eczema on my finger. Could that mean I will get asthma in the future?

I have eczema on my finger. Could that mean I will get asthma in the future?

Not necessarily...: Although both asthma and eczema have an allergic etiology, you could have one and not the other. So, having eczema does not automatically mean you will develop asthma. ...Read more

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Do I need to get rid of my cat if these symptoms don't stop. I have asthma and eczema and the inhailer isn't workin, or it works for short time.?

Do I need to get rid of my cat if these symptoms don't stop. I have asthma and eczema and the inhailer isn't workin, or it works for short time.?

Get checked out: The first step is to see an allergist to get tested; there is no reason to get rid of the cat if you're not allergic to it. Whether it is the cat or not, your allergist will be able to make recommendations to reduce your symptoms, and will then be able to discuss how to deal with this over the long term to prevent your symptoms from coming back. ...Read more

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Can you take dianobol if you have food allergies, asthma and eczema?

Can you take dianobol if you have food allergies, asthma and eczema?

?: Dianabol is an anabolic steroid and a controlled substance in the us and western europe and is banned in the us. It can cause liver damage with long term use. I can't recommend it at all! For its association with asthma, allergies and eczema -? ...Read more

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Hey I used the bathromm and im 13 and I had poop that was green and stringy eczema, asthma, and allergies

Hey I used the bathromm and im 13 and I had poop that was green and stringy eczema, asthma, and allergies

Green is OK: Poo can run the color spectrum from very dark green thru lighter greens to yellows then brown. It all depends on the action of gut germs that convert the very dark bile to lighter shades over time. Geen = less time in the system. ...Read more

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Can hormone deficiencies/imbalances cause chronic, severe eczema and asthma?

Can hormone deficiencies/imbalances cause chronic, severe eczema and asthma?

No: Hormone deficiencies/imbalances do not play a big role in causing asthma, but they can affect its severity. For instance, asthma in some women can worsen during pregnancy and that could be related to the hormonal changes creating a more pro-inflammatory state, but its not directly linked to its causation in the first place. Because asthma is multifactorial, both genes & environment play a big role. ...Read more

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My 2 year old son suffers from allergies, asthma and eczema. His received his last shots at 8 months. There isn't a dr here that will see him. Advice?

My 2 year old son suffers from allergies, asthma and eczema. His received his last shots at 8 months. There isn't a dr here that will see him. Advice?

There has got to be: You live in san antonio texas, it is difficult to believe that there is no doctor who will see your twoyears old son who has common pediatrics conditions. I will call aroud or go to a clinic affiliated with a teaching hospital, or call your local health department and they can provide the neccessary immunisation. You may b referred to an allergist if his allergies are severe and difficult to manage. ...Read more

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2 year old seen allergy & asthma dr, has asthma & showed signs of allergies prescribed singular, tests schd 2weeks, but what can be causing bad eczema?

2 year old seen allergy & asthma dr, has asthma & showed signs of allergies prescribed singular, tests schd 2weeks, but what can be causing bad eczema?

Food or dust mites: 1/3 of children with eczema have food allergies. The culprits are usually egg, milk, peanut, wheat, tree nuts, corn, soy. 1/3 are allergic to house dust mite. 1/3 have no discernible allergies. The presence of asthma & allergic rhinitis makes allergy more likely. ...Read more

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I have had eczema all my life and allergies and was diagnosed recently w asthma my doctor said all 3 r related how is asthma related to eczema?

Allergic disease: Eczema, allergic rhinitis and asthma are all considered atopic diseases, or allergic in nature. Patients with one of these have a higher risk of developing one of the other conditions. ...Read more

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Which is a more serious condition: asthma, visual migraine, arthritis or eczema?

Which is a more serious condition: asthma, visual migraine, arthritis or eczema?

Depends: All of these conditions can be very serious. It would not be appropriate to rank them in terms of "severity". ...Read more

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Given the recent study on cleaning pacifiers w/ your mouth and correlation of less asthma/eczema, do you still recommend against it?

Given the recent study on cleaning pacifiers w/ your mouth and correlation of less asthma/eczema, do you still recommend against it?

Pacifer clensing: A recent study in the journal of pediatrics reported that was less eczema and asthma in children whose parents cleaned their childs pacifiers by sucking on them. It substantiates a theory that early exposure to germs reduces allergies, eczema, and asthma. While the idea sounds gross it may have scientific validity to it. ...Read more

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7mnth baby recoverd from chest wheez 2wks bak now again has developed wheez without too mch coughing. She had eczema tht goes with steroid. Asthma?

7mnth baby recoverd from chest wheez 2wks bak now again has developed wheez without too mch coughing. She had eczema tht goes with steroid. Asthma?

Needs 2 c an allergist: Kindly look for an allergist in your area, or a pediatrician experienced with atopy, your baby seems atopic with 2 systems affected, the respiratory tract and the skin, meanwhile you need controller therapy for the asthma, good skin care: bathing with cream soap, moisturizing the skin right after, and take care of nasal problems/reflux if present, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist ...Read more

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My 2 year old boy has asthma and eczema. He has rashes all over his body which irritate him. Can an allergist help with this condition? Is it apt to see one?

Absolutely!: A pediatric asthma & allergy specialist can be very helpful! Asthma & eczema are closely related conditions, and can be miserably severe in younger children. The good news is that there are many newer, very effective treatments, and a good specialist can work with you and your child to find the best solutions now and has he continues to grow. Good luck! ...Read more

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Constant coughing for a week, throwing up, pressure on chest, and a ton of pain. (not cancer). Has asthma and eczema. Could asthma be at fault?

Constant coughing for a week, throwing up, pressure on chest, and a ton of pain. (not cancer). Has asthma and eczema. Could asthma be at fault?

Yes: See your dr. You need inhalers, probably 2 kinds. You may need an antibiotic. You may need a short course of Prednisone such as 20mg alternate days for 3 doses. ...Read more

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I've had allergies, asthma and eczema simce I was a child. The eczema has spread frm my arms to all over my legs amd torso what can I do?,

I've had allergies, asthma and eczema simce I was a child. The eczema has spread frm my arms to all over my legs amd torso what can I do?,

See MD: See your doctor to confirm if this is eczema or another skin disorder like psoriasis. Either way, you physician can treat and or refer to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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4yo with peanut & egg allergy & has eczema. He says his chest hurt & itchy & he breath quite loud, is this one of the asthma symptoms?

See a doc: These symptoms could be the sign of a serious allergic reaction if the child accidentally ate one of the foods s/he is allergic to. It could be asthma, but the itchy chest does not match this diagnosis, unless that is the way the toddler is describing "shortness of breath". Seek medical assistance immediately... Call your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have EOE and have had shingles 4 times this year, I also have sever asthma, allergies, ezema, fibromyalgia. I am 28 female. Could this be autoimmune?

I have EOE and have had shingles 4 times this year, I also have sever asthma, allergies, ezema, fibromyalgia. I am 28 female. Could this be autoimmune?

Hard to say: But having 4 episodes of shingles in a year points to potential immune impairment. Suggest that you get evaluated for this condition (including lymphocyte typing). The cause of fibromyalgia is unknown however. ...Read more

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Is atopic ezema and asthma in infant cause by diet eg. Seafood, peanut, cold drinks etc during pregnancy?

Is atopic ezema and asthma in infant cause by diet eg. Seafood, peanut, cold drinks etc during pregnancy?

Maybe: A series of studies showed organic milk had healthier fats than conventional milk (more omega 3s, for instance), that the breast milk of women who drank organic had even healthier fat profile than those who drank conventional, & and that the babies born to women who drank organic during pregnancy & nursing had far less eczema. Genetics sets susceptibility, but there are also environmental triggers. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness 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