Factors that put people at increased risk of developing the condition include:

  • A personal or family history of eczema, allergies, hay fever or asthma
  • Being a health care worker, which is linked to hand dermatitis

Risk factors for children include:

  • Living in urban areas
  • Being African-American
  • Having parents with a high level of education
  • Attending child care
  • Having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
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