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Can Thyroid Problems Cause Acne
What tests are done to see if acne is hormonal? Testosterone level is low, no thyroid problems, but acne is adult onset and severe. I'm thin, female.
Have you: Have you had dheas level also? May be you should stop and see if it clears. This happens sometime. ...Read more
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more
I'm hypothyroid. When on birth control alone,I noticed dat my acne &hair loss improved little. Is dis pos? Iv heard dat bcps worsen thyroid problems?
BCP and thyroid: BCP do not worsen thyroid problems. Presumably you are taking levothyroxine for your hypothyroidism. BCP increases the amount of thyroid binding protein in the blood. In some of the older blood tests, this altered some of the values, but if a TSH or FT4 is measured, there is no problem with interpretation of lab values. ...Read more
Can you have thyroid problems with normal labs? TSH- 0.75. Free T4-0.91. MD said neck "full". Also have small lump just left of submental space. Frequently tired/fatigued. General soreness. Severe acne lower part of face. New high BP (150s/100s)
How can I treat a high thyroid ? I'm our of my meds. And how can I treat the acne caused by hormones.
I have Hyperthyroidism and I've been getting more acne then before. Does my thyroid have something to do with this problem?
Probably 2 issues: B"sd There are some reports of oily skin and acne - but nothing specific on my literature search. This is probalbly occurence of a very common with a not so uncommon condition and both have their own specific causes and remedies. As an endo would check hormone status relating to the acne and the thryoid and make recommendations as appropriate for both. Happy to discuss. ...Read more
Given minocycline for acne. Read side effects & wondered how can it cause Thyroid cancer & Lupus. Asked Dr. & he had no idea. Rare side effects?
I have dry eyes and take restasis for that and i had a big dose of rai for thyroid cancer can I take Accutane to treat acne since it cause dry eyes to?
Small risk: Accutane can cause conjunctival irritation and secondarily eye dryness. If your eyes are dry to begin with and you add the dryness of accutane, then your dryness can increase. At your age i would have expected acne to be attenuated but you certainly can try Accutane with an understanding of the risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you advise if I'm interested in trying the herb guggel for acne and low thyroid function. has anyone had experience with this herb?
Guggul: Not aware that Guggel can be used for thyroid conditions or acne. GUGGUL (AKA Commiphora mukul, Guggulipid, Indian Bedellium, and Commiphora wightii) is a traditional Ayurvedi medicine. The meaning in Sanskrit is “one that protects against diseases”. It has traditionally been used to treat obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis & sciatica. Although it was once thought to decrease ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible to still have a thyroid prob even when test came back negative? My hair is like straw, acne all over, and dry skin along with reflux?!
Maybe (not) . . .: How negative is negative? Reflux & acne are not usually signs or symptoms of thyroid disorder, either hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. There is a wide range of "normal"; some labs often use 0.45 to 4.5. Your body might be used to lower number like 1 so that 4 is abnormal even tho result is negative. Kinda like straight A valedictorian getting 1st D- which is still passing. ...Read more
I believe I have cystic acne should I have my thyroids checked and what should I do its also very itchy.?
Get Rx that works: This is the 21st century and nobody needs to have cystic acne, or anything that looks like it. If this is cystic acne, your primary care physician will probably start you on both a topical (clindamycin with a retinoic acid derivative, perhaps) and a systemic antibiotic, or if you're a lady, discuss the oral contraceptive pill. If tough, you have a right to a dermatologist's big guns. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more
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