For those of you who suffer from extra dry skin that has resorted to dry patches or eczema I've come across two creams that are worth trying, the Eumovate and Eurcerin. On a personal level, my eczema is thankfully not as severe as others I've come across. It usually crops up during winter.
I've tried both creams mentioned and I prefer Eumovate a touch more, as it seemed to work faster for me. When the eczema flares up the Eumovate tends to calm the redness/dryness and I can see a drastic improvement in under a week. So I constantly have a tube of either of the creams at home- for the just in case!
Both of the creams were bought in the 'Boots' chemist in UK, I'm not sure if it's sold in Asia or the states, but it can be bought from Amazon. Obviously for those who suffer a severe case of eczema then I'd suggest you see a doctor. The creams worked for me, but may not work for everyone.
Eumovate- eczema & dermatitis cream
For more info: http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/medicines/100004627.html
(Note: this cream should NOT be used on the face)
Eucerin Intensive 10% w/w Urea Treatment Cream
For more info: http://www.eucerin.co.uk/dry_skin/10_urea_ointment.asp