Is there a relationship between eczema and allergies?

There is a relationship between eczema and allergies. Both are reactions that stimulate the production of an antibody called IgE when a person is exposed to an allergen. Eczema and allergies often run in families and can be passed from generation to generation. 

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Allergies

Allergies

About one out of five Americans suffers from allergies. An allergy is an exaggerated response from the immune system to a substance such as dust, pollen, pet dander or mold. Other common triggers include foods such as peanuts and ...

milk; insect bites; and certain ingredients in cosmetics and jewelry. Allergies can cause anything from rashes and hives to itchy eyes, sneezing, coughing, diarrhea, vomiting, and wheezing.
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