so far, not so good

As of right now, my eczema is always visible but becomes less noticeable when I use cream. However, when I stop using the cream it goes back to what it always looked like. I don't want to have to use this for the rest of my life and according to my dermatologist I'm not supposed to. I don't know what to do because most of the eczema support group members seem to have much different eczema than me. I only have it on my hands and feet and its almost like extra skin. It looks cracked, but it's really not. I don't have breakouts or redness or itching or anything like that and I don't think it has anything to do with allergies. I can't take it anymore especially with the warm weather just around the corner which means flip-flops! :(