I occasionally break out with itchy, painful bumps on my knuckles and elbows. They are skin-colored or slightly reddened, hardish bumps, no weeping or oozing at all. If I lean just right on my elbow they cause sharp pain. I believe it may be viral of some sort, because they seem to only appear when life is stressful. They itch like crazy- almost as bad as poison ivy, which I've had a lot. Has anyone else experienced this or have any diagnosis or treatment ideas? I don't think it is eczema or psoriasis, from the descriptions I've read. Lotion helps a little but doesn't seem to affect their itching or how long they last, creams like benadryl are very short-lived relief. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!