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What is the link between asthma and eczema?

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Dr. Katherine Brown
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Katherine Brown
Dr. Katherine Brown
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Think of asthma as eczema that happens on the inside of the bronchi.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine

In brief: Allergy

Both eczema and asthma have allergy as possible etiology.
They are "linked" by this common etiology.

In brief: Allergy

Both eczema and asthma have allergy as possible etiology.
They are "linked" by this common etiology.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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