Allergies are brutal and food allergies and skin allergies are not always connected. There are some things I can eat that do not cause my skin to break out and visa versa. It is trial and error for the most part and /or skin patch testing. One ointment I have having a little success with lately is Eucrisa which is not steroid-based, but very expensive. My doctor was able to get my insurance to pay for most of the cost with a $100.00 copay. Eczema is miserable and can be very dangerous. BTW I have always been able to use Tide detergent while I cannot use many others and I never use fabric softeners, just vinegar rinse. Snuggle being the very worst fabric softener for me.