It seems that you are atopic.
You have eczema and dry skin
You are a having nodules on shest and extrimities near joints.
The nodules seem to be rheumatoid nodules.
You consult rehumatologist and dermatologist
Antihstaminics tablet and mild steroid cream woulld be helpful to relieve eczema.
Dry skin will be improved by moisturiser.
Avoid soap bath.
Rheumatoid nodules are benign.
Still, you may take methotrexate
You are right, you should avoid oral steroids.
Do not worry, Be positive and have faith.
You will be alright.
Dr.Ilyas Patel MD