I know this post is probably just for my reference, but....
William still has fairly bad eczema. I simply don't know what to do about it. I took him to the doctor last week Tuesday, and got a prescription for Triamcinolone, which works wonders, but the stuff is really strong that I can't use it all over his body, and I can only use it 1 week out of 4. The doc said to bathe him everyday, for 10 minutes, no soap, but to just get his body hydrated. Then lather him up with a good lotion 3 minutes (or less) after getting out of the tub. So far that has no really worked.
I switched the oatmeal to rice, and he's been eating rice cereal in the morning for the last week. No change.
Yesterday I switched out the regular milk for organic, lactose-free milk. We'll see how that works. I'm hoping that's not the issue, because I'm not keen to spending $6 on a small carton of milk, even if it IS for my sweet child. I'm not quite ready to stop the dairy, as he loves it and no one else in my family is allergic to it.
He goes back to the doc at 18 months, and if he's not looking better they'll do some food allergy tests. Yippee.