Grrr. I have this skin condition which has been going on for some time now. It mainly affects my hands. They are dry and itchy and cracked and it makes it hard to do many things but the most frustrating for me is craft work. When my hands are at their worst, as they are at the moment, it is impossible to knit. I can't grasp the needles and the wool catches on the dry skin. It is sooo annoying. I have been through so many different creams with little or no relief so have given up on those. I am now working with a homeopath recommended by my sister Allie (who is a training homeopath herself). I visited the homeopath again yesterday so now I'm eagerly awaiting her remedy in the mail and crossing my fingers, well I would if I could anyway!, that it will work. Earlier in the year she fixed a recurring sore throat, which I had been suffering from for about a year, with a single dose so I definitely have faith in her.