I just found this thread and realized it was written 12 years ago!?!? I'm curious - have you found relief?? My 11 year old daughter had this a couple of years ago so severely on her hand but wasn't diagnosed as this- they said it was a strep infection. She recently started to get it again and I started treating it with essential oils, a probiotic, omega 3s, And it responds in a couple days now instead of going crazy like it did that time. Just wondering if you had any advice you'd learned to share. Thanks so much!