I have minor eczema, and I use hydrocortisone cream (the weakest stuff) for minor days and clobetasol cream (the strongest stuff) for flare ups. I've been trying to get my doctor to give me prednisone (or other oral steroid) more often than one prescription every 3 months because that's the only thing that completely clears up my rash. It's like a miracle drug that gives me baby soft skin everywhere. Are any of you able to get oral steroids for "minor" eczema? If so, how? Is there anything I can say to my doctor to convince him to give me a long term oral steroid prescription? I know the oral steroids have stronger side effects, but seriously, I'd rather live a shorter life WITHOUT rash than a longer life with rash. If I had to cut my life short 15 years for the pills I'd still take 'em. That's how much they improve my quality of life.