You caught me in the long process of getting my eczema cured. It has been quite a stressful road, but my eczema has been improving dramatically thanks to a fantastic dermatologist. Here is the short version:
1. My eczema was so severe, plus a bad case of cellulitis, that I needed to be prescribed prednisone and doxycycline. This cleared up the cellulitis and allowed my skin to get a break from the eczema inflammation.
2. I applied for an injection called Dupixent. I went through a trial period where I had to take an oral drug called cyclosporine. I had to fail this test in order to be prescribed Dupixent. My skin did not improve, and so my insurance agreed to pay for the injection. It is a drug that blocks the allergy pathways that lead to the skin, and the injection is every two weeks. After a few months, I am looking better and feeling better than I have in years.
3. Since my IGE allergy levels are off the charts (14,000, when the normal is below 100), I need to have a genetic test that will tell if I have a certain condition. If I have this condition, an IGE blocker will be prescribed.
4. After a period of six months, I will begin allergy shots, which will go on for a number of years until my allergies start to improve.
I realize this is probably not the answer you were expecting. However, it is the approach that has been improving my skin dramatically. I haven't had time to update the article yet. Though, I have not touched antihistamines since I wrote the article.
I hope your skin improves! I would suggest getting an IGE allergy test as soon as possible if your eczema is very severe. From there, you could suggest this plan to your doctors.