I have some sort of eczema issues too...especially when I used to work as a floral designer. Now, I think it's all nerves! I have been to dermatologists and pretty much along with doing tests and lecturing me on what I should and shouldn't use on my skin, they like to point out that "you're a picker, you're a scratcher" DUH!!!!! It hurts and it ITCHES you idiots! I can't seem to make it go away. I almost wish if I had to have it it would be on my body where I could cover it with clothing, but it's on my hands. And people think it's ok to point and exlaim "what's wrong with your fingers/hands?"
I get minor patches on my knee and sometimes the itching tingles on my eyelids. I had a patch test done just two weeks ago and of course, I was allergic to *nothing*, the dr. was sort of shocked. But along with the hormonal adult acne i am now getting on my chin and neck, she says she doesn't want to give my pills since if i got pg that would be harmful...RRRRRRRRR!!!!!
I have a new job that is stressful and life in general has been hard for me to deal with because I worry about the stupidest things and then i worry about why i worry... RRRR again!
I'm really more inclined to think it's nerves but I try to use non irritating cleansers and such but I'm not gonna give up girlie stuff like makeup and so on...I use gloves when i wash dishes and clean house and do yardwork.
The palms of my hands are the worst, they itch seemingly deep down inside, i wake myself up and night rubbing them. I don't seem to get the little pinhead sized blisters on my fingers like I used to though. I don't eat as healthfully as I should, but I'm not sure if my diet is causing the problem...
Well, at any rate, I'm right there with you in the empathy dept!