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Dry skin and RA

I had my RA diagnosed in Oct of 09. I am on methotrexate, prednisone, and leucovorin. I have very dry skin on my hands, knuckles mainly and my feet. Is this part of the condition of RA? thanks for all you support and advice.
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it can be, yes.  or you could have another autoimmune disorder.  i also have sjogrens which causes me to have extremely dry skin!
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No, it is not because of your medical condition, but rather the medication, a secondary effect. All three medications inhibit normal cellular function, including sweat & sebaceous glands.
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