Hand eczema

A skin rash - with dryness, redness and itching, often with bumps, blisters, flaking and cracks - that can affect the fingers, palms and backs of the hands. It can be short-term, recurring or chronic. The most common causes are that you've had childhood eczema (atopic eczema), that you have contact allergies (to nickel for example) or that you do a lot of wet work, in other words that you have lots of contact with soap and water, oils, solvents and foods at work.