I started to investigate possible causes for my rapidly falling apart hands. Most of the driving in my household is done by me and I had heard of a case where the chemicals used to treat a leather steering wheel had caused similar symptoms. After a couple of weeks driving around wearing cotton gloves, looking and feeling rather silly, I came to the conclusion that my hands had not improved at all.
My initial symptoms were just a small itchy area on the palm of my right hand. Within days the itchy area had developed into a flaky patch of skin. Not thinking too much of it I just found some moisturising cream and applied that expecting this dry patch to go away. After a week or two the flaky patches had appeared on both my hands in several places.