My family has just begun using Indian herbs. My daughter has had eczema on her foot for months; crusty and scaly and painful. Here is what's helping her since she hates cortisone cream (it is thinning out her skin):
Turmeric Capsules (safe for any age; it's an ancient Indian spice in curries)
Turmeric salve: make a paste with turmeric (spice aisle of grocery)and sesame oil and apply in the morning and at bedtime.
Flaxseed oil capsules can be added to this regimen.
DO NOT EAT ANY PICKLES OR COTTAGE CHEESE!!! NONE!!
Give it a try. It's cheap and effective and has been used for 4,000 years for skin infections. aster