Having suffered with eczema on both wrists, across the bases of both thumbs and around onto the front sides of the thumbs for 10 years I have finally found something that works! I know that when I'm feeling stressed/fatigued/unwell/run down/bored/frustrated/emotional/uncomfortable (so most of the working day!) that I scratch, often I'm not even aware I'm doing until someone else tells me to stop it. There are times when it looks like I've taken a cheese-grater to my wrists and hands! So anyway, after a recent stressful event I was having a major flare up and scratching like mad, so much so that it was really red, inflamed, broken and sore - and it was the weekend. There is a late night Boots chemist not far from where I live so I popped in to grab some hydrocortisone cream and the lady on the counter pointed me in the direction of Boots own brand Derma Care products. I went home with their brand of hydrocortisone and something I hadn't seen before - Derma Care Eczema and Dermatitis Flare Up 0.05% w/w Cream. The improvement has been absolutely amazing! It really seems to have broken the itch-scratch cycle and it almost looks like there is nothing wrong with the skin on my wrists/thumbs anymore. The fronts of my hands show no evidence of the eczema at all. After two weeks I'm using the hydrocort once a day and the flare up cream morning and evening. If I remember I moisturise with doublebase gel in between but my skin doesn't seem to even be drying out and itching like it used to. Hopefully this will help someone else out too. Sorry for rambling on!