This is an on-going case of flareups of viciously itchy, blistery-looking bumps on the backs of my hands, particularly the knuckles, which has never gone completely away. I've had it for a long time, and it flares up in episodes. I've recently had severe flare-ups, so it seems to be getting worse. I have clobetasol propionate cream which helps and takes about five days to two weeks to get it under control. The bumps look like blisters, but are solid inside – no fluid. They are pretty much only on my knuckles, on the back and sides of my fingers. My dermatologist thought it might be caused by soap, but I've tried all sorts of soaps and I'm no longer convinced soap is the culprit. I think it may be a symptom of something internal (viral?). I want to know what this stuff is, and if we can eradicate it. It is miserable, itches like poison oak. So far it has not spread to any other places but the backs of my hands, primarily the right one. My PA, based solely on the attached photographs and description (not an exam) thought it might be dishydrotic eczema, but I am getting referred back to another dermatologist (I requested a different one from the one I saw before). I want this gone. It is torturous.
Added: When this subsides, the skin dries and peels off of where the blister-looking places were.