Causes for persistent skin dryness, cracks
For several years, the skin on my hands periodically becomes dry: the back of the palm also gets very dry, the side of the fingers becomes irritated/red, and I get skin cracks on either side of the nails, on all fingers. I used to think this was due to some combination of cold weather and stress, but I'm beginning to doubt that. When I apply skin moisturizer, this condition backs off, but it keeps coming back regularly.
@shivanii Sounds like a form of eczema...is there a reason you cannot see a specialist? Please visit dermatologist ASAP