She looked terrible when her tonsils were removed (everyone at the hospital commented and gave advice wrt her skin and was shocked to realize this was the effect of topical cortisone addiction).
Anyway, one of the nurses told me that when she had her tonsils removed, her eczema vanished (perhaps related, who knows ... but what I do know is she went through a terrible flare and then as soon as her tonsils were removed and we started her on the course of antibiotics the flare lifted and her skin started to clear ... so much so that she's back at school again for the second term).
Much to be grateful for ... and even if another flare hits (which is possible) ... I know that it will disappear again and her skin actually heals now after every flare ... I am so grateful for these breaks in between and little (and big victories).
Eden's skin prior to the tonsillectomy & anti-biotic treatment ... NASTY 10 1/2 month flare
Eden currently after the tonsillectomy & meds ... doing so much better. Feeling happier and more relaxed ... so grateful it's gone for now.