Both of my kids had baaad eczema; the kind that they will scratch till it gets juicy and bloody. My approach to control the eczema was to find out what to avoid. The list of food that they react are quite long: Apples, apricots, all berries, banana, cuce, pickles, grapes, raisens, nectarinr, orange, peach, tomato, plum, prune, coloring, preservatives, cane sugar, beets sugar, honey, cocoa, wheat, gluten, eggs and yeast. These are foods that contains Salicylate and Tyraine. I used the lists of guide line from Mothering Magazine and some web site. Then, avoid dairy and hydrogenized oil. We eat a little of lean red meat. Then, drink filtered water with fresh lemon juice, green juice (both for detoxification purpose), omega fatty oil (we take flax seed oil in the morning, and cod liver oil in the evening--with a mouth full of fruits after to clense the pallets), probiotic and zinc mixed in soy, almond or rice milk. We are also under the care of homeopath.