Hum that is odd, from what I've read other people have had very good experiences with using coconut oil for that...You might try ozonated olive oil, I have read it is absolutely wonderful for both. I am looking to buy me some at http://www.aloeessence.com/ It is in the skin products section and is called Nature's Gift. I spoke with the owner of the company, she said a friend of hers used it on her 9 year old stretch marks and now they are gone. That is actually what I intend on trying it on is my terrible stretch marks, I'll let ya'll know the results. :)
When I was a kid, I spent too much time in hospital... sometimes for a month... with severe eczema.
Then, as a teen, one foreign born doctor told me to ONLY USE coconut oil and cocoa butter on my skin and hair.
The severe dermatitis began to leave me and now these are the primary oils I use on my skin and hair for more decades than I care to relate.
Some folks have compromised liver issues or digestive tract issues that need to be resolved in order to get to the cause of eczema. Others need to identify and deal with allergens.
Hope this helps
ps I get my coconut oil from tropical traditions com.
Extra virgin coconut oil is the only kind to use, especially on the skin. I've used this on burns and exema and the results were great. The burn (scalding water from pasta pot) healed almost overnight,and left no scar or any kind of mark, and my 2 teenage grandkids use it on their exema, and get very good results. If they'd stop drinking all tha soda pop they'd do well, I believe.
The same site you linked to for information...I repeat it made my eczema skin burst open at the seams creating large open wounds...I posted my warning because I wanted to warn other people not to try it hoping it would work, because it did not work for me...in fact it made my condition worse...