I never had it on my palms either. Same places as yours. Tops of hands, fingers including tips, and between fingers. I just looked at a peice of paper the allergist gave me and he wrote on there - atopic dermatitis. He is being contradictory because during the appt. he thought it was something I was touching. The derm. (actually nurse practitioner) said contact. I don't think it's contact. Glad you found head & shoulders works for the scalp.