I had severe eczema on my lower legs for several years. It eventually cleared up but has left significant scarring on my legs. I still get occasional contact dermatitis, but nothing quite so painful and frustrating as the eczema was.
Originally Posted by adorkablerocker
The best advice I can give you is, as hard as it is, try not to scratch it. I found that covering my legs with compression bandages helped me to leave it be. I also found that salves containing coal tar helped to relieve the itching and promote healing.
Ultimately, it often does go away eventually, but it may take years to do so. Some maintain that it's related to poor liver function. Foods and supplements that promote liver health may help, like ginger root tea.
Good luck with your search for treatment. You have my sympathy; it's not something that I'd like to go through again.