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I have hypothyroid. I have a skin rash on my hand and the top of my leg. My liver enzymes were high. Could it be lupus?

I have hypothyroid. I have a skin rash on my hand and the top of my leg. My liver enzymes were high. Could it be lupus?

Need more: A diagnosis of lupus requires way more testing than this. This would be an unusual location for a lupus skin rash. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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Skin rash on shins and hypothyroid?

Skin rash on shins and hypothyroid?

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

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But hypothyroid symptoms is rashes. And itchy head and back pain and i got all that?

But hypothyroid symptoms is rashes. And itchy head and back pain and i got all that?

I'm not 100% clear ?: on what it is that you would like to know, but I think you are concerned that your itching and back pain are potentially related to hypothyroidism. That is a legitimate concern if your hair is especially thin and brittle, if you have very dry skin, and if your depressive symptoms have worsened despite medication. Consitpation, fatigue and weight gain are also symptoms. Ask UR Doc about testing. ...Read more

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I began armour for hypothyroid 2 weeks ago. Already feeling better! at the same time, wierd rash , non itchy , no redness but looks like flesh color .

I began armour for hypothyroid 2 weeks ago. Already feeling better! at the same time, wierd rash , non itchy , no redness but looks like flesh color .

Thyroid: Low probability that the rash is from the thyroid medicine and unlikely you are feeling better from the medication, it takes a few weeks to work. The rash may need to be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Is having hypothyroidism correlate to increased instances of heat rash because the body doesn't know how to regulate heat? Ex wearing layers when cold

Is having hypothyroidism correlate to increased instances of heat rash because the body doesn't know how to regulate heat? Ex wearing layers when cold

Hypothyroidism: Hypothyroidism is very unlikely to result in body heat. If you indeed have hypothyroidism you must work with your doctor to make sure you are getting the right dose of Thyroxine. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism and now I have polymorphous light eruption and i've been told the 2 can be linked i'd like th know how they are?

Both autoimmune?: I found one article (indian journal of dermatology 76:6, nov-dec 2010, pp. 704-5) reporting that patients who have pmle in guntur (a city in central india) are 3 times more likely to have hypothyroidism than those who don't. They speculated that the immune dysfunction that causes pmle may also be causing antibody generation in thyroid disease. Clearly, more research is needed. ...Read more

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Does hypothyroidism untreated cause a maculopapular rash? Can it be itchy?

Does hypothyroidism untreated cause a maculopapular rash? Can it be itchy?

Maybe (not) . . .: Hypothyroidism isn't usually my first thought when someone complains of a maculopapular rash although underactive thyroid has been linked to various rashes. Instead, loss of energy, undesired weight gain, inability to lose weight, cloudy thinking, depression, constipation, etc make me think more of hypothyroidism. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hypothyroidism/ds00353 for more info. ...Read more

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Can this rash be caused by A Thyroid problem? I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism

Can this rash be caused by A Thyroid problem? I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism

IT depends: It depends on the degree you were hypothyroid assuming the diagnosis is correct. If you were sick enough to have mxedema you might have a rashon your legs or not. It all depends on your level of disease. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is rash a common symptom of hypothyroidism?

Hoping you can tell me, is rash a common symptom of hypothyroidism?

Can occur: But it is not one of the more common symptoms. Check with the american thyroid association or aace websites for more information. ...Read more

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Have rash over thyroid. Once only appeared after hot bath, but now is constant. Related to hypothyroidism?

Have rash over thyroid. Once only appeared after hot bath, but now is constant. Related to hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism: It is not usual that hypothyroidism causes a rash like that. I wonder if you have an allergic, contact dermatitis from perfume, clothing, jewelery, etc. Eliminate various things touching your neck to see if the rash clears. ...Read more

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I have autoim.Hypothyroidism and am taking levothyroxine and have red butterfly like rash on face and feel hot most of the time when others are cold ?

I have autoim.Hypothyroidism and am taking levothyroxine and have red butterfly like rash on face and feel hot most of the time when others are cold ?

See rheumatologist : Seeing a rheumatologist or dermatologist to rule out other concomitant autoimmune diseases may be helpful. They may check additional lab work such as an ANA and/or do a skin biopsy if needed. ...Read more

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I have been dx'd with chronic urticaria & hypothyroid. Now I have a red vasculitic rash on my face/neck (not butterfly, not hives). What is this?

I have been dx'd with chronic urticaria & hypothyroid.  Now I have a red vasculitic rash on my face/neck (not butterfly, not hives).  What is this?

Autoimmune: It could be that your hypothyroidism is related to hashimoto's thyroiditis which can be associated with chronic urticaria, did you check your thyroid antibodies? One autoimmune disease can coexist with another causing the vasculitic rash. You need to see an immunologist for a work up. ...Read more

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My stomach has completely covered my pelvic area, has rash, oder, and very heavy. Will medicaid pay for it? (i am a diabetic with hypothyroidism)

Rash: This sounds like a medical concern regarding the skin. Your primary care physician could address this or refer you to a dermatologist who accepts medicaid. But the answer to your question is yes, if you feel it is a medical concern (not cosmetic) medicaid should pay for it if you have enrolled in your state's program. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my neck really sore, there are white marks around it and I have white blotches appearing on arms, I am diabetic & hypothyroid ?

I have a  rash on my neck really sore, there are white marks around it and I have white blotches  appearing on arms, I  am diabetic & hypothyroid ?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Was severely hypothyroid. Still have swelling of eyes and face (rash) and numbness in feet and index finger. Will that go away?

Was severely hypothyroid. Still have swelling of eyes and face (rash) and numbness in feet and index finger. Will that go away?

Correct meds: Are you getting the correct meds? Check free T3 and reverse t3. Ft3 should be in upper range and rt3 in lower range. If your ratio is off, you may need Armour Thyroid or t3, and synthroid (thyroxine) would be the wrong med for you. Also check spot urine iodine to make sure you are not deficient. ...Read more

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Night itch top of my feet and lower legs for 2 weeks No welts/ rash. Blood sugar, kidney/ liver functions ok. Hypothyroid controlled. What's up?

Night itch top of my feet and lower legs  for 2  weeks  No welts/ rash. Blood sugar,  kidney/ liver functions ok.  Hypothyroid controlled. What's up?

Dry Skin: Generalized itching without primary skin rash most commonly caused by dry skin. Most severe during the winter months and in older people, characterized by itching in areas of dry, scaly skin. Looks like appropriate lab work to uncover an underlying cause was normal. Treat with daily moisturzation (Vanicream, Cetaphil) and better skin hygiene (avoid hot showers). Nonsedating antihistamines for itch ...Read more

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I have ridges or bumpy fingernails on my right hand. I've been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, Interstitial cystitis, fibro, tachycardia, anxiety. I have bumps that stay on my arms (rash) and thighs. They will also pop up behind my ears and down my nec

I have ridges or bumpy fingernails on my right hand. I've been diagnosed with hypothyroidism,  Interstitial cystitis,  fibro,  tachycardia,  anxiety. I have bumps that stay on my arms (rash) and thighs. They will also pop up behind my ears and down my nec

CONSULT DERMATOLOGIS: With your History of Multible Medical Conditions,and you have to on few medications and the rash you described
It is very difficult to say what is causing the bumps on your arms and thighs
I will suggest you consult a Dematologist to find what these bumps are due to ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop a skin rash just from dry skin or are skin rashes caused by allergies?

Is it possible to develop a skin rash just from dry skin or are skin rashes caused by allergies?

Yes: and in the case of dry skin, one may see small raised bumps especially at the extremities. These will often be prevented by using a moisturizer with 3 minutes after bathing. A rash can also be induced by scratching as well. Some skin rashes are caused by allergies (often contact, drug etc) while many are not. ...Read more

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I have allergy, probably to Ponstan 500. The skin rash is nearly gone after 5 days, but now I start to have really bad rashes. What should I do?

I have allergy, probably to Ponstan 500. The skin rash is nearly gone after 5 days, but now I start to have really bad rashes. What should I do?

Something else?: If the rash improved without treatment only to return a few days after (your dates were not defined), then the problem may be from something other than the drug implicated. If the rash was treated and returned after the treatment was stopped, then the rash (if due to the drug) may last for 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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My friend has a skin rash, he said it started out small and just it started to spread. Red areas and is itchy. What kind of rashes could it be?

My friend has a skin rash, he said it started out small and just it started to spread. Red areas and is itchy. What kind of rashes could it be?

Multiple causes: If could be related to bites/scabies or may have started from something his skin came in contact with. Have your doctor examine it to make the diagnosis and begin proper treatment. All the best ...Read more

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I have an allergic skin rash. Can hay fever give rashes?

I have an allergic skin rash.  Can hay fever give rashes?

Usually not: "hay fever" refers to the sneezing, itching and nasal congestion of allergic reactions to pollens, most commonly to the weed pollens and molds that are common during the time of year that hay is being harvested. Only in the most exquisitely allergic do these reactions cause rashes. Allergic rashes are very difficult to diagnose; see an allergist or dermatologist for help with this. ...Read more

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Itching without rash all over my body, no reddness of my skin.pls what can I do.

Itch without Rash: may be do to a LARGE # medical conditions and you need to consult with a Medical Professional for some testing...the very first thing to do is ask yourself if you have been taking anything or eating anything "unusual" Have you used a new DETERGENT to wash your clothes.
Any PETS in the house....
In the meantime an OTC anti-histamine may be useful BENADRYL (Diphenhydramine) may help. ...Read more

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Horrible skin rash all over my body. What could this be?

Horrible skin rash all over my body. What could this be?

Hard to tell: Without looking at the rash, and taking a full history of what you have taken or eaten or used on your skin recently, it is hard to tell what it could be. See a doctor for proper work up and diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a rash all over if you rub on it you can feel a bumps under the skin. It itches what can this be?

I have a rash all over if you rub on it you can feel a bumps under the skin.  It itches what can this be?

??Hives??: Sounds like hives with possibly some angioedema (swelling within the dermis). Also known as urticaria. Try a simple antihistamine to see if this helps, if not, you should have someone look at the rash since this isn't the place to diagnose a rash. Needs to be visualized. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more