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Bumpy Fingernails Thyroid
My skin is thin all over my body, I have raynauds, dry skin, dry eyes, telogen effluvium, vertical ridges in nails. Could it be auto immune disease?
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Hypothyroid Rash: Pretibial myxoedema affects 5% of patients with grave's disease. It may appear before, during or after the thyrotoxic state and is sometimes associated with an underactive thyroid. Pretibial myxoedema presents with a swollen and lumpy appearance over the shins and sometimes also affects the feet. The skin may be discoloured pink or purple, with prominent hair follicles. ...Read more
Fragile finger nails. Horizontal dents on almost all fingers. Some have double. Peeling toe nails, hair thinning.
Dry skin and hair thinning, brittle nails, loose bowels,weak muscles, dry skin, poor digestion, fatigue, autoimmune, thyroid, vitamin, anemia r good?
Scalp dermatitis? Flakey skin, big flakes, yellow, scalp-like scab texture. Spread to scrotum, wrists, knees, elbows, bleed when combing, hard to comb
I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, bumpy, red or bluish purple, ring shaped, flaking or scaling) wearing vinyl gloves?
Should be examined: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. Generalized spots that itch may be part of an allergic reaction, an irritant or chemical reaction, an infection, or a disorder inside the body. "Generalized" means the rash is all over the body. Bluish or purplish spots may be blood spots. Sometimes, spots have unknown causes. Rashes at work may be due to chemicals in gloves, solvents, detergents, etc... ...Read more
Beau's lines BAD on toenails, flakey ugly finger nails, BAD diffuse scalp, eyebrow and ALL over body hair loss. 1 year worsening. Possible causes?
Beaus lines: Recommend 2nd opinion with me. You can send pictures and we can figure this out. ...Read more
Why do I scar so easily now? Doc says no thyroid issue, inflammation or iron deficiency. Hair/nails brittle skin/scalp dry, teeth pains/white tongue.
? Thyroid. Cold sensitivity, cold toes, fingers, joint(?)aches, dry skin, brittle nails hair, sore muscles, stiff body. diangosis w/ hypothyroidism 1990 & on .125 mcg meds. Normal TSH & t4. Problems now? What
Thyroid "normal": As you obviously know all your symptoms fit into hypothyroidism. What you may not know is that the so called normal range thyroid levels is rather broad. You may very well still be hypothyroid. I would suggest seeing an endocrinologist who may be more liberal in your lab readings. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchy, red or bluish purple, flaking or scaling) , red palms (palmar erythema), pimples, fatigue, diarrhea (seve?
Need to see MD: It is difficult to assess without seeing the rash and how much if your body it involves. You may need blood tests to check your hormones, blood counts and kidney and liver functions. Given that you have several symptoms, it is best to see your doctor soon and get examined and tested. Good luck! ...Read more
Hair loss, no flaky dandruff, little itchy bumps. Th are consistently below range, TSH normal. Dermatologist says its seborrheic dermatitis. Vitamins?
Seborrheic dermatiti: Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin disorder that mainly affects your scalp, causing scaly, itchy, red skin and stubborn dandruff. Typically caused by overproduction of oils in the skin and a yeast called malassezia. Easy to treat, just follow the recommendations. ...Read more
Very old slightly raised skin colored 4 mm symm circle side of knee. Dry looking skin when scratched. Defined border. No itching, etc. Wart?
Emolient, dermanial: Dermanail or genedur can help brittle nails. Supplements with essential fatty acids and b vitamins can help skin and strengthen nails.Oral digestive enzymes are helpful for brittle nails especially in postmenopausal women.Topical for hands include cerave, hylatopic, eletone, and epiceram. ...Read more
Underactive thyroid, thinning hair, chronic fatigue, body ache/pain, occasional dark patches on skin, difficulty concentrating/remembering. Ideas?
I have one: See your doctor for some testing and appropriiate medication if needed. ...Read more
Positive ANA w/1.80h bloodwork ok loosing hair, patches bald, leg tightness,butterfly rash on face, sun reaction, eyelids peeling, no tears, lupus?
Always chapped lips. Abnormally pale skin. High creatinine. Telogen effluvium. Cold extremities. Dry eyes. Sunlight sensitive. All new. Any ideas?!?
High creatinine: You have a plethora of symptoms that cannot be dealt with due to the limitations of characters available to me. For starters, go see a nephrologist (n) to evaluate the cause and treatment of your high serum creatinine level. That would be a good first step. If you cannot find a n, go to your physician or an emergency room for treatment and evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more
I am experiencing skin rash (quality: bumpy, red or bluish purple, ring shaped) .
Brown spots on arms ?
Flesh colored/reddish, raised growth under pubic hair, near top of pubic bone. Started growing while pregnant. What is it? Mole? Wart? Skin tag?
It depends: Changes in fingernails can be indicative of an underlying medical disorder. Ridges or bumps can be related to iron deficiency. Anemia, lupus, heart disease, and thyroid disorders can also can changes to the fingernails. Fungal infection also can cause bumps and discoloration of the nailbed. ...Read more
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