I'm 28 and have had diagnosed eczema (and asthma) my whole life. For the last couple of years my eczema has been almost unbearable. It covers anywhere from my ankles to my thighs and inside my elbows.My symtons are dry, painful+ very itchy skin. If it gets wet or sweaty it feels like i'm on fire. i rarely sleep well and even then i wake up scratching. I get heat rashes and night sweats.
Topical steroids used to work but they are too painful to apply now, the same with e45, sudocream,aqueous etc- everything the doctor has prescribed. the only thing that helps is aloe vera-straight from the plant.
Given all this could it be something other than eczema?