The link with garlic is uncertain. My grandfather cured his on his palms with garlic. I too have eczema on my palms. I'm starting garlic treatment. Some sites advocate dried garlic. As to why your skin is peeling, it could be a good thing. Perhaps new clear skin will replace the old. Although in desperation I'm now trying garlic, I don't know whether garlic is good or bad. I'll keep you all posted. Today is my second day of rubbing the areas with garlic. The skin burns and turns itchy for upto ten minutes, then calms down. My skin too is flaking off. I'm hoping for the best.