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Are asthma and eczema related?

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Dr. Katherine Brown
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Katherine Brown
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: In a way....

Both asthma and eczema have an allergic etiology.
So, an allergic person could have both eczema and asthma.

In brief: In a way....

Both asthma and eczema have an allergic etiology.
So, an allergic person could have both eczema and asthma.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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