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Is eczema heriditary?

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Dr. Kenneth Backman
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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Eczema has a definite hereditary component.
Children of parents with a history of allergic diseases such as eczema, hay fever, and asthma are at higher risk of developing asthma. However, eczema can occur in families where there is no history of allergies or eczema.

In brief: Partially

Eczema has a definite hereditary component.
Children of parents with a history of allergic diseases such as eczema, hay fever, and asthma are at higher risk of developing asthma. However, eczema can occur in families where there is no history of allergies or eczema.
Dr. Kenneth Backman
Dr. Kenneth Backman
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: Is eczema hereditary

Yes it can be, bur having said that, not all cases of eczema are hereditary.
But it can be hereditary just like asthma which is its cousin.

In brief: Is eczema hereditary

Yes it can be, bur having said that, not all cases of eczema are hereditary.
But it can be hereditary just like asthma which is its cousin.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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