I had that excact same thing several years ago. I was losing skin on both hands, it was peeling off and the skin underneath was quite red. It did not hurt as much as it annoyed me. I worked with paper all day and that seem to really irritate it. I saw a dermatologist and although we never found what the problem really was (i.e. reaction, allergy, something else) we treated it with a steriod cream called triamcnolin (sp?) daily and I wore thin white gloves over my hands all day. It was odd and weird but it went away and never came back, thank goodness.