Recently, my daughter's ezcema became even worse with redness and broken skin so I was sent to the counsellor who gave me tips on reducing her eczema. It was very bad; she had them on the front and back of her knees, the front and back of her elbows, her back and neck areas.
I did as the counsellor told me-two pyjama treatment. Basically, it's a treatment where you wet the pyjamas, wring it and let the child wear it. Of course, the pyjamas shouldn't be dripping wet. Then you let the child wear dry clothings on top of the wet pyjama. You do this for 8 hours. It doesn't have to be pyjamas. It can be long sleeved shirt and pants. The reason for this is it cools the child's body so it reduces the itchines.
What makes it even more effective is if you apply moisturizer to the affected areas first before wearing the wet clothings. As for the wet clothings, it'll be even better if you wet them in water mixed with bath oil. The oil and moisturizer on the skin makes the skin smooth and soft even longer. The skin doesn't become dry that fast.
I did this treament and saw results within a week. My daughter's ezcema, which had grown bad with scabs and broken skin, reduced a lot. Although she still itches from time to time, it doesn't look as bad as it used to before and it's much more smoother now, rather than being very rough, which is how it used to be before.
Also, do apply the steroids prescribed by the doctor when there is redness and rashes. Don't be afraid. Once the redness or the browning has reduced, then you can just apply the moisturizer whenever you feel that your child's skin is getting dry. This advice was given to me by the doctor.
I still do this occassionally, not daily as my daughter is unwilling. If you have any queries, let me know. Hope this is helpful.