What Is the Cause of Atopic Dermatitis?

Q:
What is the cause of atopic dermatitis?

A:
Nobody knows the exact cause of atopic dermatitis.

Atopic dermatitis runs in family. If one parent has atopic dermatitis, there is about a 50% chance that his or her child will have atopic dermatitis. Nobody knows the way atopic dermatitis passes from parents to children. Living in a place that is often cold or has pollution may increase the chance of getting it.

Atopic dermatitis is not contagious. Therefore, you or your child needn’t worry that you may catch atopic dermatitis from other people or give it to someone else.

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