I don't really know what forum to put this in... but it seems that once a year when the seasons change from summer to fall I develop a type of contact dermatitis on my right index finger, portion of my middle finger and the top half of my ring finger.
On my left hand, it happens to the ring finger and tip of my middle finger. It does get really itchy and scaly, and when I peel the skin off there is liquid under the skin that crusts over. This always happens for the period of late September to December.
After Google-ing, I found a few pics that look exactly like my fingers. I thought dermatitis was something that stayed with you and not re-occurring but her are the links. My hand looks exactly as in the pics with it affecting larger patches of the fingers.
I haven't picked at it in about 5 days,(it's really hard not to, I even found myself scratching in my sleep) and the skin is no longer swollen. It is red and I have been constantly applying vaseline to my hand which seems to be working.
It has also been hard for me to clip my nail on my ring finger of my left hand, as the area that is affected is messing with my nail growth as well as hardening of the skin? Any feedback, opinions, experiences would be appreciated. My hand looks exactly as in the pics with it affecting larger patches of the fingers.
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