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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?

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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