Really? One cortisone shot got rid of it for 5 years? I've never been offered a corisone shot. I wish I was. I wake up with blood on my pillow from scratching all night long. I went to Health food store and picked up Zinc, Beta Caretone supplements as well as Vitamin E liquid and Burts Bee's Doctor Defense oitment. My oldest child's eczema has just returned and now I am so very very desperate to find solutions for him and myself! I use TIde detergent w/ Febreeze and Aveno moisturizing bath soap. I just made an appt. with allergist for October. Thanks so much for your information! Really appreciate it!