I was born with eczema and let me tell you it was hoirrble. I had thick itchy red patches that covered my entire body. You're absolutely correct that there is no cure for eczema, however you do eventually grow out of it to some degree. I am 19 years old now and I rarely have any breakouts. The only time I get the rash is in the cold winter months, and when I sweat in places like behind the knee, on the inside of my thighs, and more commonly the place where you bend your arm. I had tried every type of anti-itch eczema-related cream that my dermatologist recommended and nothing worked. One day I saw a commercial for Brand Power' and they had this new eczema cream that they highly recommended. It is called Spectro EczemaCare Intense Rehydration Cream' and it goes for about $18-$20 dollars per 100g tube. At first I thought I was getting ripped off for my money because with all the other creams I used I would use tons and tons of it to no avail. However, with this cream all you have to use (depending on how large the breakout is) is a blob the size of a finger nail and just rub it in really good. I purchased this cream in approx. March of this year, and there is around half of the tube left. The itch goes away in about 3-5 minutes and the eczema will disappear in 2-3 days or less. With myself I only have to apply it once to the breakout area and it's gone within two days. I really do recommend you try this because if they had this when I was a kid It would have been a personal jesus.
I'm glad you found something that worked! I'm also glad that you have pretty much grown out of it. What I've read and heard is that if you develop eczema later in life (like me at the age of 26) you're far less likely to have it disappear on you. By all means, though... I hope mine DOES suddenly disappear. I've never heard of Spectro Eczema Care Intense Rehydration Cream (wow, that's a mouthful), but it can't hurt to spread the word! I know not all of you will be able to try it because of the ingredients, BUT for those of you wondering, here are they are:
Water, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Synthetic Beeswax, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Synthetic Beeswax, PEG-100 Stearate, Dimethicone, 4-Chloro-M-Cresol, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate
and here is a link to buy the product.