My poor Ben has had Eczema since he was 6 months old. This by far is not the worst case in fact until he started scratching last night his skin was clear. But he had an allergic reaction to something he ate and the hives and itching began. I gave him meds for the itching but it never helps. It's the saddest thing he goes into a tittle trance and all he does is scratch and as soon as he feels relief he comes to me with tears in his eyes and says I made my self bleed i am sorry momma can you put my socks back on. It just brakes my heart. I hope one day he will grow out of it. The poor guy has had more than his fair share of health problems. I just wish he did not have this challenge in his life I just hat seeing him hurt from the effects of Eczema.