For a few months now I have been having "hand episodes" that last hours at a time. I've not slept for days at a time, they itch like crazy, they swell up like balloons , I itch so much I bleed! I've tried cream, running them under cold water, distraction s but nothing works. 4 doctors have told me ... its just dry skin. They do not understand the severity of it. It's beginning to affect my every day life and I don't know what else it could be or who else to go to.