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What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

Iodine good.: foods from the sea have iodine good. ones that bind up iodine bad (these are all the healthy broccoli family foods like broccoli, kale, cabbage). Just have more good than bad and don't do silly amounts of either ...Read more

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Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Hypothyroid patient w/ TSH 15.6. On levo. Have scaly small painless patch on my neck. Brown, not sure what it is. I have had pitraysis rosacea b4.

Hypothyroid patient w/ TSH 15.6. On levo. Have scaly small painless patch on my neck. Brown, not sure what it is. I have had pitraysis rosacea b4.

TSH should normalize: After 6 weeks if levo dose is correct.Pityriasis rosea starts with a herald patch, a larger single lesion, before the appearance of the typical christmas tree like pattern rash.These are not related. ...Read more

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Does fungus or bactria cause itchy scaly scalp?

Does fungus or bactria cause itchy scaly scalp?

Both, usually fungus: Both can do it, but usually it is associated more with fungal infections. ...Read more

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Scaly smelly itchy scalp why?

Scaly smelly itchy scalp why?

Seborrhea?: sounds like it could be seborrhea or psoriasis in your scalp, assuming you are practicing good hair washing techniques. Try some sebulex shampoo every toher day and consult a dermatologist if no results. ...Read more

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I have eczema since i was born. And my scalp is a littke scaly. Is there any remedy that can cure my illness?

I have eczema since i was born.  And my scalp is a littke scaly.  Is there any remedy that can cure my illness?

Control: Eczema is tough to control or erradicate, but can be controlled with certain meds. See a derm for the best rx for your condition, and you may be pleasantly surprised. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can selsun blue cure my scaly scalp. I have eczema?

Seb Derm: Seborrheic dermatitis (seb-o-ree-ik der-muh-ti-tis) is a common skin disorder that mainly affects your scalp, causing scaly, itchy, red skin and stubborn dandruff. Selsun blue will help seborrheic dermatitis which is what you have. ...Read more

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I have an extremely dry scalp its scaly and skin is raised nowits coming down my shoulder and middleback itchy?

I have an extremely dry scalp its scaly and skin is raised nowits coming down my shoulder and middleback itchy?

Dermatitis: Seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, or contact dermatitis from a hair product. All would benefit from a topical steroid solution and possibly a change in your scalp care. Start simply: use a zinc based shampoo as a shampoo and upper body wash, if it improves then its likely seb derm. If not, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I've had hair falling out and a itchy and hurting scalp for about 2 months. There is no patches or anything scaly . I've tried everything help!!!

See Dermatologist: You should see a dermatologist to check your scalp. Also stress and nervous conditions can cause problems with your hair. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results 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