Over the last three years my hands have become worse than they have ever been. Cracked skin and even weird peeling. Dash, as I am writing this I forgot to mention my hands to the dermatologist last week at the hospital. I have my first and hopefully last skin cancer which has appeared on top of my shoulder. I completely forgot about my hands while he was doing a full body skin check. I will have to remember to mention it at my next appointment. Back to the hands...when they are flaring, and cracked, as soon as I put them in hot water (doing dishes, showering) they sear with itching. It's so intense. Would this be the nerves reacting? The itching is as intense as the itch you get with thrush but it can't be thrush, my hands are well aired, washed and dried often. Anyone else get the severe itch in hot water.