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Atopic Eczema

by Dr Harley Farmer

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...

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EXeczema® Success - Bethan’s Story

by Dr Harley Farmer

Bethan was just 15 months old and on a family trip to New Zealand when her parents noticed that red, rashy areas were developing in the folds of her skin. The basic management of Bethan’s eczema consisted of various over-the-counter creams until she started school at age 4, when the red rashes on her wrists, insides of her elbows, and backs of her knees became particularly itchy. Bethan struggled with “the itch” and would scratch the affected areas until they were red raw and would bleed. “Greas...

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Eczema FAQs

by Dr Harley Farmer

What is eczema? Eczema is a very common condition which has been plaguing people for many years. There are numerous ‘working level’ definitions of eczema yet there seems to be a lack of agreement regarding the condition. An example of one of these definitions is in the Oxford Concise Medical Dictionary - Eczema n. a common itchy skin disease characterised by reddening (erythema) and vesicle formation, which may lead to weeping and crusting. It is endogenous, or constitutional, i.e. outside agen...

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EXeczema® clinical trials set to begin in Private Dermatology Clinics

by Dr Harley Farmer

EXeczema® has many success stories to tell, and finally dermatologists nationwide are becoming interested in EXeczema®, with a number asking to trial the products in their own clinics. How does EXeczema® work? EXeczema® provide a product range that delivers gentle skincare, and a programme that when an individual suffering with eczema commits to and follows correctly, ends eczema for good. The timescale for optimum results can depend on a range of factors, including the individual’s mindset...

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The Common Areas Affected by Eczema

by Dr Harley Farmer

Eczema is a very common skin condition that affects up to 3% of adults and up to 20% of children worldwide. About 60% of children with eczema will develop the condition before the age of one year, and at least 80% will get it before the age of five. The majority of children will outgrow eczema, however it can still occur during puberty and adulthood. Controlling moderate to severe eczema can involve a rigorous skincare regime. For children, it can have a particularly burdening impact on their ch...

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ECZEMA IN CHILDREN

by Dr Harley Farmer

Eczema is a general term for a number of chronic skin conditions caused by inflammation. It has been estimated that 15 million people in the UK could be living with eczema, including 1.7 million children. The most common type of eczema is Atopic Dermatitis (AD). AD affects up to 20% of children worldwide and recent data shows that its prevalence is increasing, especially in low-income countries. The current treatments available at best achieve symptom control, rather than a cure. Due to this,...

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NATIONAL ECZEMA AWARENESS MONTH: IS THERE A CURE FOR ECZEMA?

by Dr Harley Farmer

As we enter National Eczema Awareness Month this October, it probes the question - ‘IS THERE A CURE FOR ECZEMA?’ Eczema is an extremely common condition; in fact, it is estimated that up to 15 million people in the UK suffer from eczema, and 20% of children - so even if you’re not familiar with the condition yourself, you will likely know someone that suffers with it. WHAT IS ECZEMA? Eczema is the name for a group of conditions that causes the skin to become red, itchy and inflamed. Derived f...

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Atopic Eczema is easily explained.

by Dr Harley Farmer

Dry skin and winter go together. Applying skin moisturisers ends the dryness for many people. For millions of others applying those moisturisers creates eczema misery: They call it Atopic Eczema or Atopic Dermatitis. Atopic is a medical word meaning they don’t understand why the skin goes red and itchy. In fact it’s been very easy to understand since 1992 when the evidence was published in a respected medical journal. The evidence relates to the mineral oil in most skincare products...

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A healthy microbiome protects against eczema.

by Dr Harley Farmer

Eczema sufferers benefit from knowing that a healthy microbiome protects against eczema. It’s the population of microbes — bacteria, fungi and viruses — which shares their body space. When you look at a person, be aware that there are more microbe cells than human cells in that person. This can be a terrible shock if you’ve been taught that all microbes are bad and dirty things. Sorry about that; you’ve been sold a very nasty lie! The good news is that the vast majority of those mi...

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National Eczema Week … again

by Dr Harley Farmer

It’s National Eczema Week … again. But will the full truth be revealed to the suffering public? It’s been 25 years since the cause of most Atopic Eczema was revealed in a highly respected peer-reviewed dermatology journal. I regularly review the medical literature and I’ve never seen any counter-evidence suggesting the 1992 evidence was wrong. That’s the way medicine works; if evidence is not proven wrong then it’s right. They haven’t refuted it, yet it seems they have ignored...

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Antibiotics can precede eczema.

by Dr Harley Farmer

We’re being told antibiotics can precede eczema. Here we go again … … more confusion pumped into the eczema debate. We’re seeing a new flurry of press reports about antibiotic use in children being followed by eczema. To be fair I believe the association as many reputable scientific articles have shown the same. The issue arises when advisers fail to realise how much damage can happen when the confusion is allowed to persist. Consider this: two parents who’ve both h...

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Who benefits from eczema?

by Dr Harley Farmer

Who benefits from eczema? Someone must as hundreds of millions of people are trapped in the eczema cycle and that high level of achievement must be good for someone or it would not be maintained. We know the hundreds of millions suffering from eczema certainly don’t benefit; eczema is prolonged misery. So who does benefit? I certainly make some tremendous friends when I end eczema in families. I count that as a wonderful benefit yet by definition I’ve ended the eczema and ensured it did not co...

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