DS has pretty awful eczema, he scratches till it bleeds.
We are currently doing two weeks on, two weeks off with advantan fatty ointment (cortisone based). It's very well controlled while he is on the ointment but when he's off it's awful. I don't want to continue using cortisone long term.
We had him allergy tested (no allergies) but as we know tomatoes aggravate it we just tried a low salycilate and amine diet. We weren't super strict but his eczema was worse than ever.
Going to try dairy and gluten free diet next. We have also started probiotics and giving him claryntyne to help with the itchiness.
We have tried coconut oil, moo goo, etc. My mum just sent me deri-sal which she says works for her. We use an emulsifying ointment from the chemist to moisturise twice a day and have dropped his beloved bath to every third night.