I have just been told that my Dad is in the final stage of COPD.
Having all the normal symptoms: breathless, phlegm, regular visits to A&E with flare ups, oxygen, inhalers, steroids etc. He cannot walk more than a few steps without being so breathless that he cannot hold a conversation and he can no longer lye flat. His legs are extremely full of fluid and which we are working hard to try and clear. The GP is arranging for a palliative team to come in.
The main reason for this post though is his skin. The palms of his hands are peeling, his arms, back and shoulders itch, the skin is very dry and there is a faint rash under the surface. The GP has prescribed cream and antibiotics, none of which seem to help. Does anybody know if this is linked to COPD and so normal?
Strangely enough, it is his main complaint and one which the medics seems less interested in.
Just interested to see if anybody else has had similar so I can offer him a solution, I just want to try and make something better......