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Doctor insights on: Desiccated Thyroid Allergy In Children

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Dessicated thyroid effect on weight?

Dessicated thyroid effect on weight?

Thyroid function: It depends on how you respond to variability in your thyroid function. Dessicated thyroid is known for its variability in thyroid hormone concentration from pill to pill. If you take too much, you might stay the same weight, gain, or, lose depending on your caloric intake and energy expenditure. Studies have not shown any benefit when compared to levothyroxine. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Will taking dessicated thyroid taste bad?

Will taking dessicated thyroid taste bad?

Shouldn't: It should be in the form of a capsule, which shouldn't taste any different than taking any other capsule. ...Read more

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Can a persons body reject dessicated thyroid?

Can a persons body reject dessicated thyroid?

Not likely: Desiccated thyroid taken orally will act like thyroid replacement therapy, but without the fine control possible with conventional medications. If you need thyroid replacement, stick to the medication prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is dessicated thyroid T4 comparable to synthetic t4?

Yes, but des. Has T3 (liothyronine): T4 is the same exact chemical whether it is from dessicated or synthetic thyroid. However, dessicated thyroid also has the T3 (liothyronine) form of thyroid, which is available in synthetic form but not found in pills with t4. See http://thyroid. About. Com/od/hypothyroidismhashimotos/a/editorial-endocrinologists-misrepresenting-natural-thyroid-drugs. Htm and http://www. Stopthethyroidmadness. Com/natural-thyroid-101. ...Read more

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What should I do about the side effect of my tablets of dessicated thyroid?

What should I do about the side effect of my tablets of dessicated thyroid?

Change thyroid med: Hypothyroidism, underactive thyroid, is always treated the same way. Find a thyroid supplement that is well tolerated and find the right dose (may take months) that brings you into a euthyroid (normal) state, then check levels every 6-12 months, to make sure, new dose is not needed. If treated properly, there are no side effects from the supplement; there are many brands (synthetic and natural). ...Read more

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Is armour/dessicated thyroid med really better than synthroid (thyroxine)?

Is armour/dessicated thyroid med really better than synthroid (thyroxine)?

No.: The short answer is no, there are no studies to show that desicated thyroid or Armour Thyroid are better than synthroid (thyroxine). You definitely should have this discussion with your endocrinologist, however. ...Read more

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Are dessicated thyroid pills more beneficial than levothyroxine pills for hypothyroidism?

Are dessicated thyroid pills more beneficial than levothyroxine pills for hypothyroidism?

Who you ask: Most endocrinologists, don't prescribe dessicated thyroid hormone. Pills have inconsistent concentrations of t3, (liothyronine) though I understand it has improved. The body is still able to make its own T3 (liothyronine) out of the T4 used in levothyroxine preparation. This process occurs outside of thyroid gland also. Having too much T3 (liothyronine) on board can make one hyperthyroid with both short and long term complications. ...Read more

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Thyroid is slightly under active. I take 15mg of dessicated thyroid. I can feel a lump in thyroid area. Go asap to doctor or can it wait a couple weeks?

Thyroid is slightly under active. I take 15mg of dessicated thyroid. I can feel a lump in thyroid area. Go asap to doctor or can it wait a couple weeks?

Go Soon: First, dessicated thyroid hormone is rarely used anymore & most docs, especially for a slightly underactive thyroid would use LT4 (thyroxine) and if necessary & experienced in its use add T3 (liothyronine) if needed. A new lump could be anything from a simple cyst under the skin, a growing thyroid cyst to a thyroid nodule needing eval. If it grew fast enough to notice a change it need evaluation! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Desiccated thyroid allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Desiccated thyroid allergy?

No such thing: Unless you happen to be allergic to the animal where the thyroid comes from- even then it will be rather remotely possible. On the other hand too much or too little thyroid can cause illness. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have food allergies? Like rash on legs and neck area, very dry and itchy? Can this also be related to thyroid problems?

How do you know if you have food allergies? Like rash on legs and neck area, very dry and itchy? Can this also be related to thyroid problems?

Correlate with food?: The best way to know if your symptoms are due to food allergy is to have a diary and write down the foods with worsening of the rash. Rash limited to legs and neck area alone are not usually caused by food allergy. Rash on area of contact and if it is recent you may suspect contact allergens such as poison ivy. It is not likely related to thyroid problems. Seeing an allergist is an option. ...Read more

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Are <1cm soft lymph nodes in front of trapezius muscle (where neck meets shoulder) considered dangerous in children? History of allergy and >4uri/year

Are <1cm soft lymph nodes in front of trapezius muscle (where neck meets shoulder) considered dangerous in children? History of allergy and >4uri/year

See below: Children often have what we call shotty lymph nodes. They are normally small, mobile, and non tender. There is no concern with theses nodes.. ...Read more

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My throat (front neck) won't stop tightening. After eating, exercise, sitting too long, tongue gets dry, tight in neck. CT clear, no known allergies. Y?

My throat (front neck) won't stop tightening. After eating, exercise, sitting too long, tongue gets dry, tight in neck. CT clear, no known allergies. Y?

Swallow study: Is what you probably need, kind of a strange symptom and strange association, hope you don't have shortness of breath or hoarseness, during the attack, check with an ENT for examination and probably arrangement for a swallow study ...Read more

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Any thyroid & allergy connection?

Any thyroid & allergy connection?

No: However, thyroid disease may be a risk factor for hives, but it has nothing to do with allergy. It is an autoimmune antibody problem. ...Read more

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What happens if I take thyroid pills can I take allergy pills?

Yes: Both types of medication can be taken but thyroid pills should be taken without food or other pills. ...Read more

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Don't understand how antihistamines work for chronic hives that is due to thyroid issues and not allergies?

Don't understand how antihistamines work for chronic hives that is due to thyroid issues and not allergies?

Chronic Urticaria CU: CU can be associated with various autoimmune disorders. Even in the absence of hypo- or hyperthyroidism, patients with thyroid autoantibodies are often poorly responsive to standard therapies and have more persistent disease. Studies have examined the use of thyroid supplementation in the treatment of CU, with mixed results. Best treatment for this condition is daily antihistamines. See Allergist. ...Read more

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Low fever 99.2 -99.8 for last week. 3mm thyroid nodule, low vitamin d, clean X-ray occasional thyroid swelling, night sweats, itching. Mold allergy?

Low fever 99.2 -99.8 for last week. 3mm thyroid nodule, low vitamin d, clean X-ray occasional thyroid swelling, night sweats, itching. Mold allergy?

Thyroid nodule: Doesn't sound like mold. Check thyoid function and treat if required. Check nodule with ultrasound and may need biopsy. Check and treat low vit d if below 30. Optimal is 40. What is temp with night sweats. Are you having normal periods? What itches? ...Read more

Desiccated Thyroid Allergy (Definition)

Unless you happen to be allergic to the animal where the thyroid comes from- even then it will be rather remotely possible. On the other hand too much or too little ...Read more


Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more