One thing I might mention is that my son had eczema since he was 3 months old. Mostly the outbreaks were red spots on his face that he would rub raw, and he had patches in odd places (such as a scaly patch on his calf, on his back etc). I commenced a elimination diet, and cut out all the top 8 allergens, and increased my rice intake, along with chicken, no fruits, and limited vegetables (no nightshade etc). He did not improve. On one of my many visits to the paediatrician, she asked me if I was formula feeding him, and I said no. She said that his diaper smelt like a formula fed babies nappy (you know that ammonia type smell). She asked me what I was eating and I replied mostly rice. At the time I didnt correlate that rice was causing his urine to smell so potent. Then after ditching the elimination diet out of frustration, and started eating everything again, thus reducing my intake o rice, I started noticing an improvement in my son. Granted, there were other things that caused him to react, such as when he touched a cashew and broke out in hives etc, and I know tomatoes are a culprit for him too. But I have again removed rice from his diet. Wheat is okay, and oats, and bulgar wheat are also okay. But it just goes to show that each case is different and that is why your own personal observation through journaling, and writing down reactions etc is possibly the only surefire way to track and trace, and put the puzzle pieces together. BTW, sorry about the long post.