Our expert says:
Ed, it is very difficult to make a dermatological diagnosis over the Net without being able to see it. It sounds like a form of eczema or allergy, but I can’t say which. You can go for allergy tests (ask your doctor to refer you), but it can become a pricey affair. Another option would be to get a second opinion from a different dermatologist. If you live in or around Pretoria I can refer you, but otherwise you will have to ask your GP. Good luck.
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