In case you're looking for help with eczema, I thought I'd share what we're doing. (She still bfs a lot.)
We both eliminated:
Salicylates -- huge list of foods!
Borage (refridgerated capsules)
Flax/Borage mix (Barlean's refridgerated)
Cod Liver Oil (peach flavored refridgerated)
After adding those things to our diet for a couple of weeks, we were just about completely clear when she had her 2nd birthday. For that day, I had decided on a "what the heck" food day, complete with orange juice, waffles, stawberries, grapes, lasagne, pasta salad, whatever .... thinking that she is 2 for goodness sake and hasn't been able to try much fun food. We could make an exception for that one special day, right? I anticipated a huge breakout, of course. Nothing. She's just the same as if she hadn't eaten anything on the NO list.
We're still not big fans of soy or any of the other eliminated foods, but after that response I've been really relaxing on the diet. And her skin is really, really good. Almost entirely clear.
It seems eczema can be a very fickle beast, but that's probably because it's so misunderstood. In any case, my own conclusion here is that something on that list of things we've added has made the difference for us....for now!
Thank you to all the wonderful folks who have been and are battling eczema and have shared their findings here. You're a tremendous source of support and healing.