Hi, Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition of skin, with apparently no complete cure.A life long use of cortisone ointment is not practicable due to it s cost & side effects.It has to be managed naturally with use of medication in exacerbation. Natural management consists of- - change in eating habit. eating with maximum vegetables,fruits,salads,nuts,seeds in natural form, to provide Omega 3 fatty acid, vitamin A,D,E, Avoiding fast food, milk & dairy products. Primerose oil supplements reduces inflammation. - Were loose clothes,preferably cotton clothes, avoid itchy,scratchy clothes like wool. Be sure to rinse with ample of water & remove all detergent while washing them. - Do regular exercises. Meditation , listening to music, sound help remove psychological stress. - Use mild, glycerine soap for bathing,Take a cold water/ warm water bath. avoid hot water bath/frequent bathing.use moisturizer that suits you, keep room humid( Humidifier) -Use aloevera,Chamomile,Calendulla gels/lotions for local application. - try homeopathy, acupuncture treatments. Thanks.