Both my son and newborn daughter had/have eczema. We have been doing the same thing that you are doing with the Cortizone and Eucerine lotion with no success.
My son got a script for Elidel, however, the Peditrician now says that they won't give perscriptions for Elidel for small children. It cleared up my son's ezcema so quickly it was a huge disappoitment to not be able to get the script.
This is from the Elidel website:
13. Is there a cure for eczema?
While there is no cure for eczema (atopic dermatitis), there are treatments and techniques that can help. Your healthcare professional is your best source of advice when eczema flares up. Experts say that these steps help to control the problem: • Moisturize daily
• Try to keep from scratching or rubbing
• Protect the skin from irritating substances, including rough clothing
• Keep the temperature cool and stable; avoid extremes
• Keep humidity levels stable; avoid extremes
• Avoid contact with things that you may be allergic to, such as pollen and animal dander
• Try to limit emotional stress
15. What are the treatment options for eczema?
Aside from the itching and redness, eczema can disrupt sleep, dictate how you dress, and lead to infection if not treated. Fortunately there are several prescription eczema treatment options available when avoiding triggers and using moisturizers aren’t enough to control your eczema. While there is no cure for eczema, these eczema treatment options can help manage the itching, redness, and other symptoms that can occur when eczema is left untreated. Here is some information on eczema treatment options you may be using:
Corticosteroids (steroids) can also be effective in reducing itching and redness associated with eczema. Among these are:
Elocon® Cutivate® Ultravate®
Diprolene® Aclovate® Locoid®
Dermatop® Psorcon® Betamethasone®
Mometasone® Triamcinolone® Fluocinolone®
Topical immunomodulators, or TIMs, can help reduce the itching and redness of eczema. TIMs are the newest class of drugs in over 40 years to treat eczema, and they do not contain steroids. TIMs include:
Antihistamines can be used to reduce the itching of an eczema flare-up. However, these eczema treatments can often cause drowsiness. Some oral antihistamines are:
Cold compresses can be an effective treatment for relief from itching caused by eczema.
Antibiotics are used to treat skin affected by eczema that has become infected. They kill the bacteria causing the infection.
Be sure to use any prescription products properly. Use them only as often and as long as your healthcare provider instructs