I know this is years later but I'm in the same position you were in
now and I want to talk to see how you have gone on. can you email me [email protected]
I'm 36 yrs. old and have had eczema my whole life. There is definitely a genetic factor in my case. Unfortunately it seems to be getting worse as I get older.
I agree with "Ken" that my body seems "acidic". I know things like wine, vinegar, tomato and citrus fruits definitely make my eczema worse. I also avoid seafood, chocolate and dairy as much as possible.
I also have learned that stress and a lack of sleep will exacerbate my symptoms.
I do think from years of steroid cream use, my skin has become extremely thin which makes me more prone to developing more itchy rashes.
I have been struggling for the past few months with a very "red" face". I really don't know what to do....
I am now trying this "Goji" and "Mangosteen" juice that someone has reccommended.... No sure if it's that or the warmer weather that has helped my eczema slightly.
Next, I will try to "DETOX" my system...got nothin' to lose at this point.