I have used this cream on my face and chest for 8 days now. I am no better at all, so I am wondering if it just takes a long time to work, or if it's not effective on my problem? Before I started the cream, my skin on my face would hurt from dryness. Now I still have the severe, hurting dryness, and in addition the hurting alternates between severe itching. I did not have the itching before I started elidel. I just want to know, is this cream going to eventually start working? and if so, how long until I see some improvement?