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Are kids with red hair and fair skin more likely to have eczema andcradle cap?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: Eczema

Doctors do not know the exact cause of eczema, but a defect of the skin that impairs its function as a barrier, possibly combined with an abnormal function of the immune system, are believed to be important factors.
Studies have shown that in people with atopic dermatitis there are gene defects that lead to abnormalities in certain proteins (such as filaggrin) that are important in maintaining the.

In brief: Eczema

Doctors do not know the exact cause of eczema, but a defect of the skin that impairs its function as a barrier, possibly combined with an abnormal function of the immune system, are believed to be important factors.
Studies have shown that in people with atopic dermatitis there are gene defects that lead to abnormalities in certain proteins (such as filaggrin) that are important in maintaining the.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology

In brief: Probably not.

Eczema is an equal-opportunity disease - but fair-skinned, red-headed kids have more sensitive skin, so when they do have eczema it will often appear worse than normal, even if it isn't.

In brief: Probably not.

Eczema is an equal-opportunity disease - but fair-skinned, red-headed kids have more sensitive skin, so when they do have eczema it will often appear worse than normal, even if it isn't.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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