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Have stage 3 emphysema. Taking medicine. Applying lotion for dry skin. What's going on?

I am 62 and have stage 3 COPD /Emphysema. I take about 12 different meds each day. I have extremely dry skin and apply on my hands and forearms mulitple times a day to help releave the dryness. It does not help past the first 5-8 minutes after application of lotion. What can I do to help myself with this on going problem
Asked On : Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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Dry skin and scaling is sometimes associated with Emphysema especially in alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency emphysema. Ask your doctor to check for alpha 1 antitrypsin levels.
Answered: Thu, 5 Sep 2013
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