can't stay away from water
I am a nurse so staying away from water is out of the question. Mine started approximately three weeks ago and starts to clear up while I'm off work, but once I go back (and wash my hands several times in 12 hours) It comes back with a vengeance!
Oh wow. Yes, you definitely won't be able to avoid water in your line of work. Have you tried stress management, and using fragrance-free hand soaps?