Hi Marie. Thank you for your interesting question. Stress can have far-reaching consequences on a person’s body, especially the skin. This causes a type of stress-induced eczema which worsens during colder weather. Stress will also affect your adrenal glands and your digestion and these can further aggravate your skin condition. I would recommend having further adrenal testing and a gastro-intestinal consultation with your doctor. Rehydrate your skin with hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5 serums and use a gentle cleanser that is pH balanced. The cortisone cream will definitely help the inflammation. Wishing you a full recovery.