This has been the most frustrating thing, which I developed this on the palms of my hands and fingers since Dec. 2006. I noticed it right before Christmas right in the middle palms and it eventually spread out. I thought it was from using Clorox wipes during the flu season, or the antibiotics (Zpack) I was on which also gave me the thrush/yeast infection in my throat. I still do not know the cause. I have been dealing w/ this blistering, itching, cracking and tried to research different things online that would help. Here are some things that work for me.
(Lay It on Thick), by Bath and Body works...its a Shea butter, feels great and don't burn or irritate areas...
(Liquid Ivory dish soap) to cleanse, don't burn or irritate
(A & D mineral ointment), don't burn or irritate as well
(Benedryl)- at night to stop the itch. Makes me drowsy though.
(Immunity & Detox drops)- ordered online through a site of WebMD/herbal remedies.
(antibiotic ointment )on open cracked skin to prevent infection.
have found that the topical steroid creams do not help.
Heat and humidity flares me up. Once I feel the onset on itching, I usually go ahead and take a Bindery.
Ice works wonders and feels great, cools the hands off and keeps them from swelling and blistering.
Our nurse here at work was right. UV rays are good, but unfortunately the flare ups are heat sensitive.
I indoor tan one to two times a month, using a cool bed and place my hands outside around on top of the tanning bed. It stays cool there. I do fine doing that. I just cant us any lotions when tanning.
It is sad that I cannot even squeeze a lemon in my tea. I get my boyfried to handle stuff like that. My last worse episode was on a Saturday, after washing cars in a Armorall carwash w/ wax. Dumbo me forgot to wear gloves. I suffered for that and the phases started again from itching, severe blistering and swelling, to drying and cracking. I made it through though. Trying my best to just stay on top of it now. I am fixing to leave work, and it is 100 degrees here. I plan to crank the car and run the air a while, cause the steering wheel is too hot to handle. If I find anything else that helps me I will pass it along. Thanks and good luck.