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My dad has eczema is this hereditary? Can it be passed down to me as well?

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Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Yes

If you have a close relative with allergic dermatitis it increases your risk for getting an allergic disease such as atopic (allergic) dermatitis.

In brief: Yes

If you have a close relative with allergic dermatitis it increases your risk for getting an allergic disease such as atopic (allergic) dermatitis.
Dr. Paul Carter
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Possibly

I'm sure there is a genetic component to eczema; as well as most everything else.
Whether or not you receive it; and whether or not it becomes "active" in you is up to your genes and the environment around you. If you start developing a rash please see you doctor.

In brief: Possibly

I'm sure there is a genetic component to eczema; as well as most everything else.
Whether or not you receive it; and whether or not it becomes "active" in you is up to your genes and the environment around you. If you start developing a rash please see you doctor.
Dr. Paul Cohen
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