all three of my daughters have varying degrees of eczema and we rarely use soap on them, no fabric softener or perfumed or dyed laundry soap, no perfumes or lotions, i dont let them use colored soap to wash their hands, we got rid of all polyester and other synthetic fabrics, we use humidifiers, and we all take acidopholus and hemp/fish oil.
that seems to help trememdously. when they get bad in the middle of the winter, i have also put a heating pad on the bad spots to warm them up(with a towel between their skin and the pad) it seems to take the edge off.
Heavily tattooed and Dready Mama to my girls. YES we are STILL NURSING! love to and