Eczema is a common condition among a lot of people. My husband and I both have a genetic history of the skin disorder on both sides of our family. Our son was diagnosed with the skin rash at 3 months of age. I remember trying countless lotions and ointments and nothing seemed to help! We had relief from Cortizone cream and used that for awhile. Our doctor recommended to find an alternative lotion because too much steroid cream could lead to the skin thinning.
So out we went again spending hundreds of dollars on lotions and remedies to find which would be the best for our little guy. He would get so itchy and dry that it would be hard for him to sleep soundly at night.
The definition of eczema according to Mayo Clinic is:
Atopic dermatitis usually develops in early childhood and is more common in people who have a family history of the condition.The main symptom is a rash that typically appears on the arms and behind the knees, but can also appear anywhere.Treatment includes avoiding soap and other irritants. Certain creams or ointments also may provide relief from the itching