I have the same basic thing. I have a dry spell, complete with wrinkly skin on my fingers and start using lotion more and more,...then, I have noticed that after a dry episode like that, I always develop little, itchy bumps on the tips of my fingers and around nails, that have, at times, gone down the length of the fingers to the first knuckle. The bumps are sometimes on one or two fingers, sometimes on four. I have had a few on my palms, but not usually. Sometimes a few of them will get fairly big. The bigger they get, the more itchy, and painful. They don't usually get painful, but when they do, they can hurt alot. It is sorta hard to explain, so I am doing the best I can. The bumps themselves, are small, smooth, not red, but more clearish, with sometimes a darker middle. I have popped the bigger ones before with a needle and get clear fluid, but have found that popping them does not get rid of them, and they come back and just hurt more. I have tried hydrocortisone, calamine lotion, and antibacterial and some other creams. NOTHING has worked. In time they go away. Maybe a week or two. THere seems to be no pattern, and I don't have a clue what causes it. Is it nerves? Is is a form of herpes? I don't have any diseases, including herpes, no other problems, and they don't seem to be contagious as I have had them for over 7 years and no one in my family has gotten them. I did look it up before, and the closest I could come to finding my condition was a thing called Pomphlox. So if anyone out there knows what this is, PLEASE HELP!!
Thank you,, Cris, Nevada