This is a very common condition which typically appears and deteriorates in the summer and gets better in the winter. It is considered to be a metal sensitivity which causes a skin inflammation, usually on one's hands and feet. It usually affects people with dry skin and those with neurodermatitis.
A reaction is caused by indirect contact with metal, through food or water. Usually the cause is nickel so it makes sense to do a testing for allergies. If you are indeed allergic then you will receive a list of things to avoid. Jewelry with nickel should be avoided, piercings and earings because they enhance the development of allergies with women. You can wear earings and piercings if they do not contain nickel. The most important prevention is not to be in contact with metals, or if there is contact it must be rare and short. Soak your hands as rarely as possible and use hand care creams.
The condition appears in the form of tiny see-through bubbles on your palms and fingers and between your fingers, which itch and tingle. After that the bubbles pop and tiny skin peeling starts. With more serious forms blisters appear and skin cracks, there can also be pain and uneasiness.
It is usually treated with corticosteroid creams or pills in more severe cases. There are other anti-inflammatory creams: local retinoids, vitamin D and topical immunomodulators. Also vitamin A pills can be used. Photo-therapies “UVB narrow band” and “puva bath” work fabulously. Same antibiotics and pills used for treating alcoholism are also used. There are preparations which link metals and neutralize them.
It cannot but it can be treated and kept under control.
Neodymium Yag laser is a novelty, which has an anti-inflammatory effect and speeds up the process of the condition. Usually you feel relief immediately or later in the day. For milder cases one treatment is enough and for more severe ones more treatments should be combined with another therapy. This treatment is extremely quick, it is not painful and no recovery is needed. It is implied that you do not soak your hands, put lotion as often as possible and avoid contact with metal, i.e. don't hold it for to long in your hands.