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I have eczema, is that inherited?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe!

If you are truly diagnosed with "atopic" dermatitis-often generalized as "eczema, " you may have inherited it.
People with atopic dermatitis often have allergies of the nose and asthma. Atopic dermatitis is not caused by allergies. The condition gets worse when you are exposed to certain triggers.

In brief: Maybe!

If you are truly diagnosed with "atopic" dermatitis-often generalized as "eczema, " you may have inherited it.
People with atopic dermatitis often have allergies of the nose and asthma. Atopic dermatitis is not caused by allergies. The condition gets worse when you are exposed to certain triggers.
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
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