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There are a number of factors that contribute to or increase your risk of acquiring the eczema. The risk factors for eczema include:
Eczema is more common in children who suffer from asthma and/or hayfever or who develop these conditions later, usually before the age of 30, according to the National Eczema Association. This association further supports the link between eczema and an imbalanced immune system.
People with family members who have eczema are at increased risk of developing the disease when compared to people from families without a history of eczema.
Written by: the Healthline Editorial Team
Published on: Sep 28, 2010
Medically reviewed : Jennifer Monti, MD, MPH
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