Lots of unsubstantiated alternative eczema therapies are promoted in the press. Be wary of these claims. Miraculous natural cures for eczema often contain crushed cortisone tablets. Evening Primrose oil (or gamolenic acid), flaxseed & omega 3 oils offer no real additional benefit to eczema. Chinese herbal tea extracts have been evaluated but taste unpleasant and may even cause liver toxicity. Recalcitrant eczema on the face may respond to non-steroidal immune-modulator preparations such as Tacrolimus (Protopic) and Pimecrolimus (Elidel) however skin redness may be a temporary side effect. Ultra-violet light therapy treatment has been helpful so get out into the sunshine! There is growing proof that lactobacillus GG probiotics (Reuterina) supplemented in pregnancy, breastfeeding and early in life may reduce eczema in babies by altering their gut immune reactivity.
For the past 17 months I have participated in the no steroid creme re TSW. Wow, it has been a journey, but I do believe you are correct with all you information. I am still NOT where I would like to be,but probably 60 percent better than with steroid cremes. I live in Switzerland and have have done uva and uvb light therapy as well, and visited Avene thermal spa. I also spent a fair amount of time on the Atlantic ocean trying to heal. So, as I see you have commented on Eucrisa tm.. (criaborole). I would like to comment, that I experienced a severe reaction to the creme after 8 days of use… ( the company Pfizer has my photos etc )