Are Eczema and Asthma Related?


Eczema is an Atopic or Allergy related condition as is asthma so could the two be related? Treating Eczema with EczeMate will help your symptoms and eventually alleviate all the signs of this condition. Finding out the relationship possibility of the two conditions may be very helpful and ease some anxiety. If either mom or dad have one or both of these conditions the child may be at higher risk of being allergenic as well and early treatment will head off future suffering.


Asthma is a chronic disease that inflames and restricts the airways of your lungs. Asthma initiates a variety of symptoms that can make breathing very hard and labored. Asthma is a disease that cannot be cured but can be managed. Many sufferers can go years without any symptoms or flare ups but they do still have the disease. This is a condition that is exacerbated by allergens in the environment and in the home. There are two types of asthma to be aware of:

  • Intrinsic or non-allergenic
  • Extrinsic or allergenic


Eczema is a non-curable allergenic condition that occurs in over 30 million Americans. The word “eczema” comes from a Greek word that means “bub le” or “boil over”. Of the many types of eczema that can be found namely:

  • Atopic Dermatitis

  • Dermatitis Atopica

  • Contact Dermatitis

  • Seborrheic Dermatitis

  • Dyshidrotic Eczema

  • Nummular Eczema

  • Neurodermatitis

  • Stasis Dermatitis

All of these are troublesome and all are Eczema and all can be managed with Eczemate.


Researchers are finding that an extraordinary number of people who have asthma also suffer from eczema. Why would this be important to know? If a child presents with eczema you can also be aware they may eventually exhibited signs of asthma, as well. Being aware of the possibilities further arms you for the future and what to watch out for.

Here are some connections that have been found to link the two diseases:

  • Like asthma, eczema can have an impact on the quality of life of the sufferer.
  • Both diseases can be associated with allergies or Atopy (extrinsic asthma).
  • Both are linked to rhinitis which is an inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nose.
  • Both can have inflammation or swelling (asthma =lungs, eczema=skin).
  • Researchers say that eczema in children at an early age may be a sign or an allergic process that leads to inflammation in the lungs (asthma).
  • A gene defect has been discovered that may lead to both diseases (it is estimated that 60 million people carry this gene).
  • Filggrin is a protein that prevents skin dryness and there is a link between both diseases that shows people have a lack of this protein.
  • Both diseases cause is unknown but both are genetic.

Suffering from both or either one of these diseases is not pleasant but knowing there may be a connection can help with further treatment and watching for signs. There does exist a potential that these two common and frustrating diseases are related.