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Have you ever wondered why eczema is so common? Try counting the number of ingredients in many skincare products. They’re listed on the label and it can be 15, 20 or even more! Some are fine, but if the skin feels it’s being challenged with too many chemicals it can only react with a skin rash. That’s the warning sign and further use of such products progresses the rash to eczema. The skin is doing the right thing to protect the person against the chemical challenge. The chemicals are the problem; the inflammation is the correct protection response. Simple, wouldn’t you agree?

Certain commonly used ingredients are cited in the medical literature as being unsuitable for use in skincare products, which raises a question. You might wonder if companies using those ingredients care about people suffering from their products?

Skin should be in happy balance. Upsetting the balance upsets the skin and a sign of upset skin is red inflammation. One choice is to stop the inflammation with drugs like steroids. When you stop the steroids more inflammation should be expected if the cause of the imbalance is still there. The eczema goes on. Another choice is to correct the imbalance. When you stop the imbalance the skin has no reason for inflammation. A simple choice. 

Eczema often divides parents of children with eczema from medical professionals providing advice on how to manage eczema. Many of those parents seek alternative advice when told that there is no cure for eczema, yet the vast majority of children grow out of eczema. 

I ended my eczema and it resulted in the EXeczema® programme.

Eczema can be overcome with 3 clues and 7 peer-reviewed medical articles. Some of the articles are quite new so the evidence revealed wasn’t available to doctors last decade. It is now!

The 3 clues developed as I was writing my 2015 book What is eczema? A path to ending the misery. The appendix in that book is a review of the latest scientific literature to provide confidence that the clues are based on evidence-based research.

Combining the common sense within the 3 clues with the medical evidence allowed the breakthrough. You’ll find more details in the book and a series of short videos on

Many EXeczema® people want to help by sharing the happy endings in their journey to health and happiness. You can trust those who’ve already beaten eczema and benefit from added confidence in the balance gained from the values behind the Dr Harley name.

Now you have a choice. Do you want to manage eczema or end it? If you seek to manage it, ask if that will maintain it? Does ignoring that question and its answer benefit eczema patients? No - and failing to act in a patient’s best interests has implications. The key to success lies in prevention of a skin rash developing into eczema.