A member asked:

What causes darkening itchy skin. seems like it started a year ago after vacation in miami. hair also thinning and dry. any suggestions?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Cynthia Point answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

You could have a thyroid condition, causing the itchy skin and hair loss, \. I doubt the vacation had anything to do with this. Please see our doctor.

Answered Nov 20, 2013


Dr. Robert Dons answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

Yes virginia sun exposure in southery climes can darken and dry out skin. A major endocrine problem affecting the skin and hair is adrenal insufficiency. The best established change in skin color with hypothyroidism is a yellowing of the skin from a build up of carotene. Hyperthyroidism does not change skin coloration.

Answered Mar 12, 2016



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