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Allergic to water and moisture. But never was.

These white spots will grow very large and eat into my skin. This usually occurs when my hands are sweaty or wet for only 2-5 min.  This burns and hurts. I pumice my hands just to get them to look normal. I can't get down to where this is coming from. It seems as if it is under my skin because you can see my fingerprints on the spots.My hands seem to be sweating more than normal everyday. The only time they even look close to normal is when they are extremely dry which is only in the night. I can't swim, or take a shower longer than 5 min. I Went to the Dr. But they don't have a clue.
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Thank you so much for your help :)
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The symptoms are suggestive of exfoliative keratolysis. The first sign is one or more superficial air-filled blisters on the fingers or palms. The blisters burst to leave tender, circular areas. The symptoms are aggravated by exposure to irritants including water, soap, detergents and solvents. Treatment includes protection from irritants, emollients hand creams and phototherapy in severe cases.
During the day, hydrate and protect hands with a protective and moisturizing cream. At night, repair them with creams formulated from glycolic acid—a must for improving skin texture and tone. For a more intensive nighttime treatment, apply cream and then cover hands with gloves or socks. Your body heat helps the cream sink deeper into the skin. I would also suggest you to avoid washing hands with soap repeatedly and use gloves while doing any household work.
If the symptoms persist then please get an evaluation done from a dermatologist.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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