My father had a terrible case of eczema that would flare up on his fingers every so often. It was usually when he was stressed or feeling ill, which made it all the worse.
The doctors could never manage to cure it, but he would slather it with anti-itch creams and anti-bacterial creams to make sure it didn't get infected.
He would also try very hard not to scratch it, because that always made it worse, but I know it was very difficult to stop himself. He would try wearing gloves, but that seemed to make the itching even worse.
I always felt so bad for him. Not just because of the itching but also because the itchy bumps on his skin didn't look very pretty, and he was embarrassed by it.
Really, though anyone who would judge a person on someone like that doesn't have a good opinion I would want.