Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) (cont.)
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What Increases Your Risk
An infant who has a parent or sibling with atopic dermatitis, asthma, or allergic rhinitis has a 60% to 80% chance of developing atopic dermatitis.3 This means that out of 100 infants who have a parent or sibling with one of these other health conditions, 60 to 80 of them are likely to get atopic dermatitis, while 20 to 40 of them are not.
When To Call a Doctor
Call your doctor if you or your child has atopic dermatitis and:
Watchful waiting is a period of time during which you and your doctor observe your symptoms or condition without using medical treatment.
Who to see
For the diagnosis and treatment of atopic dermatitis, consult with a:
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
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