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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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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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Can someone who is hypothyroidism also have Cushing syndrome? Since I have fatty deposits in the face, midsection, and fat back of the neck?

Can someone who is hypothyroidism also have Cushing syndrome? Since I have fatty deposits in the face, midsection, and fat back of the neck?

Cushing: Yes. If Cushing syndrome is caused by excess ACTH secretion from the pituitary gland, the pituitary tumor can compress TSH secreting cells nearby, causing hypothyroidism. Generally a pituitary MRI is done, and a dexamethasone suppression test to differentiate between various causes of Cushing's symptoms. See an endocrine specialist. ...Read more

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Mild pain on side of neck, head, eye twitching, its on and off and feel it in my shoulder.My other muscles were randomly twitching to.I have hypothyroid.

Mild pain on side of neck, head, eye twitching, its on and off and feel it in my shoulder.My other muscles were randomly twitching to.I have hypothyroid.

Best to see doctor: The upper cervical nerves form the stellate ganglion which can go rostrad to the head for innervation. The lower ones do control the neck and shoulder muscles. It is difficult to just say that the problem is that. It is best to have it evaluated especially in view of the eye twitching. ...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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My Thyroid panel tests came back normal.Ive a swollen face since puberty plus most of other hypothyroid symptoms. Cortisol,Creatinine in normal range?

My Thyroid panel tests came back normal.Ive a swollen face since puberty plus most of other hypothyroid symptoms. Cortisol,Creatinine in normal range?

Thyroid: Has your doctor ordered an imaging study of your thyroid? If so, and all was OK, thyroid is not an issue for you. If not yet done you should have thyroid imaging done. If all thyroid issues are OK you need to see someone about your swollen face. ...Read more

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How can I fix my anemia and hypothyroidism? Doctor said I can't have red meat soy or eggs because of thyroid but I need something to keep iron up

How can I fix my anemia and hypothyroidism? Doctor said I can't have red meat soy or eggs because of thyroid but I need something to keep iron up

Get another doctor: You need to get with a different physician at least for a second opinion. You either misunderstood or were misinformed, and this is extremely serious business. Diet isn't a factor in hypothyroidism. Anemia needs a proper workup unless it's clearly iron deficiency from monthly loss. If not properly managed, either will cost you your health and perhaps your life. ...Read more

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What could cause an occasional hot sensation with redness & warm to touch on back of head and neck that lasts minutes hours or days?

What could cause an occasional hot sensation with redness & warm to touch on back of head and neck that lasts minutes hours or days?

Most hot and cold: sensations involve misfiring or some sort of dysfunction of the sensory nerves of the skin. The sensations of redness and warmth to the touch suggest dilation of blood vessels...it almost sounds like a type of "hot flash." How old are you? Sometimes menopausal hot flashes are perceived in a localized part of the body vs generalized over the entire body. Review with your doctor to decide on tests ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin redness or irritation (worsened by: after exposure to the sun) .on chest, neck, and face. randomly. it just turns blotchy ?

I am experiencing  skin redness or irritation (worsened by: after exposure to the sun) .on chest, neck, and face. randomly. it just turns blotchy ?

There are many: potential causes for the skin signs you are experiencing. Unfortunately it is nearly impossible to suggest a diagnosis without being able to see the skin. Make an appointment with a health care provider (preferably a dermatologist) for accurate evaluation and management. ...Read more

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Can redness of face and neck come from a allergic reaction to steroid pack, taken for bronchitis?

Can redness of face and neck come from a allergic reaction to steroid pack, taken for bronchitis?

It's not an allergy: Redness and facial flushing are known side effects of the steroid medications. It is not an allergy. In fact, steroids are often used to treat allergic reactions. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve and/ or lessen the redness of my sebaceous cysts on my face and neck while i await my appointment with my dermatologist next week?

Don't touch: First, just like your mom said, "don't touch that." she was right about this one. Things that can decrease inflammation include elevation, (sleeping with head up), anti-inflammatory creams, etc;. Before you do anything, check with your doctor. For example, he/she may want you off of any Aspirin or ibufrofen products if they are going to take it out. ...Read more

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I been taking Diflucan (fluconazole) this morning I woke up with redness on my face burning red rash on my neck and itches. Could it be allgeric reaction?

I been taking Diflucan (fluconazole) this morning I woke up with redness on my face burning red rash on my neck and itches. Could it be allgeric reaction?

Yes: Nearly any drug can cause an allergic response and you need to avoid Diflucan (fluconazole) until proven otherwise. Notify your doctor to see if you need medical attention if the problem is bothersome or worsens. In the meanwhile try topical hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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My neck has brown spots, my chest is red and wrinkly, and my face has wrinkles, brown spots, and redness. Should I do fraxel laser or ipl?

My neck has brown spots, my chest is red and wrinkly, and my face has wrinkles, brown spots, and redness. Should I do fraxel laser or ipl?

See below: After an evaluation, your dermatologist will advise you on the treatment options and and the benefits of each in your particular case. You may even need both. Sunscreen is very important in prevention of future recurrence. ...Read more

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Have dull headache w flushed face & redness in face & neck are warm to touch all day had a cortisone shot yesterday in my knee I had shots b4 w no prb?

Have dull headache w flushed face & redness in face & neck are warm to touch all day had a cortisone shot yesterday in my knee I had shots b4 w no prb?

Cortisone side effec: These symptoms are not unexpected after getting large doses of cortisone. You might even suffer from insomnia as well. The effect is dose-dependent but should reduce with time. If you have pain, redness, or increased swelling on the injected knee or a fever , you need to contact the doctor immediately to make sure that it is not infected. ...Read more