I have extra dry and flakey skin all over my body when it gets cold due to severe eczema. Nothing I try relieves it. What else can I try?

Eczema. There is a defect in the barrier function of the skin in people with eczema. The best treatment--: soak in a tub for 1/2 hour a day (no soap), get out, dry off, wait 15 minutes and then apply aquaphor ointment all over to seal the moisture that has soaked into the skin, in. Water is the only hydrating agent for the skin and you can't get enough into the skin simply by applying a lotion.