Virus or Bacteria

Jellienne08February 27, 2014

My mother has eczema on her both legs and I am afraid that it might transfer to me. Is eczema a virus or bacteria? Please someone enlighten me about this. The eczema attacks her during extreme weather. It becomes swollen, itchy and red. It aggravates when she eat eggs, chicken and processed foods? Are these foods have something to do with eczema? Hope to hear from you guys.

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emma

I google your question and I came up with this, it is a fungus.

Here is a link that might be useful: Eczema

    Bookmark   February 28, 2014 at 9:46AM
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d0ug

eczema is a sign of gluten intolerance and if your mother has it so do you it is not genetic but passed through core blood or milk.
If she goes on a gluten free diet it will go away.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2014 at 11:57AM
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missingtheobvious

Yahoo Answers isn't the most authoritative source of information.... Anyone can post there: some may be health professionals, but often they're just folks who haven't a clue.

Here's what the American Academy of Family Physicians says:
http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/eczema-and-atopic-dermatitis.printerview.all.html

Many links here (Medline Plus, from the U.S. National Library of Medicine):
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/eczema.html

    Bookmark   February 28, 2014 at 3:53PM
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doreen26

its a fungus and gluten free diet can get rid of it..

    Bookmark   March 3, 2014 at 6:08AM
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NHBabs

There are many skin rashes. How sure are you that this is eczema?

Eczema is not a fungus or virus or bacteria and is not contageous. It is most commonly caused by allergies and often has a genetic basis.

Eczema is not ONLY caused by dietary gluten (though gluten intolerance may be one of its causes.) Causes may include foods, but may also include things that contact skin, such as certain perfumes, detergents, wool, etc.

She can try eliminating various foods from her diet, changing to lotions, soaps, detergents that are dye and perfume free, and making careful choices as to her clothing fibers. There are also both prescription and over the counter lotions that can reduce symptoms.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2014 at 6:54AM
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