Atopic Eczema (AE) is also known as Atopic Dermatitis (AD) and is regarded as the most common form of eczema.

Symptoms and Affected Areas

The skin can become red, sore, dry, cracked, and of course itchy. Although it can affect any area of the body, Atopic Eczema often affects the hands, insides of the elbows, and backs of the knees. Infants and children who suffer with AE often experience symptoms on the face and scalp also.

Individuals suffering with Atopic Eczema usually experience periods when symptoms are less severe and sometimes unnoticeable, as well as periods when their eczema flares up. AE can have a significant impact on a person’s life, whether directly suffering from the condition or caring for someone that does.

What can be done?

At this moment in time, there is no cure for eczema, and the current official view is that the medical profession should manage it. To a large extent this belief arises from a lack of understanding of how and why eczema arises.

Dr Harley suggests that Atopic Eczema is in fact “product-maintained dermatitis” to demonstrate how products being used to manage eczema are actually maintaining the eczema.


The EXeczema® programme and EXeczema® product range are suitable for all ages and available to all who suffer with eczema. By committing to the programme and using only gentle EXeczema® skincare products to cleanse and moisturise the skin, people world-wide learned how to gain control of eczema and remove the cause. When the cause of skin conditions is removed the skin heals itself.

The knowledge and understanding necessary to control your eczema, or the eczema of someone you care for, is made both available and accessible by Dr Harley Farmer in his must-read book – “What is eczema? A path to ending the misery (2nd Edition)”. Included in the book are many EXeczema® success stories, involving individuals who took control of the eczema and chose to move on and enjoy life with healthy skin.

The knowledge and understanding gained regarding your individual eczema will allow you to be in control. You too can learn how to stop causing eczema.
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