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Doctor insights on: Thyroid And Dry Skin Patches

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Dry Skin (Definition)

Skin lacking adequate moisture feels tight and uncomfortable. This can result from impaired lipid production within the skin leading to water loss. Patients with eczema are prone to dry skin. Other possible causes include low environmental humidity, excessive use of soap, or internal causes such as hypothyroidism. Application of moisturizing cream or ointment immediately ...Read more


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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?!

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

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I've dry skin on my fingers around the knuckle areas. I've thyroid since young, but it is inactive. Could this be the reason? I'm 46 now. Tks doc.

I've dry skin on my fingers around the knuckle areas. I've thyroid since young, but it is inactive. Could this be the reason? I'm 46 now. Tks doc.

Hupothyroid dry skin: Hypothyroidism can cause dry and rough skin, you did not mention if you are taking thyroid replacement with thyroid hormone and if your thyroid functions are normal that is t3, (liothyronine) t4, and tsh you can use a hand moisturiser after you wash hands every time and get your thyroid profile tested if it is normal as you say you have inactive thyroid since young. ...Read more

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Request for a kind advice in Thyroid I am having dullness, Over sleep,little dry skin, very much hoarseness. my TSH value is 17.06 IU/ml. ?

Request for a kind advice in Thyroid
I am having dullness, Over sleep,little dry skin, very much hoarseness.  my TSH value is 17.06 IU/ml. ?

Hypothyroidism: You have a underacting thyroid, most of the time no cause could be traced, may be secondary to auto immune problem, in either case the treatment is thyroid replacement therapy ...Read more

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Chronic pain that feels like burns and tender spots I can't regulate my body temperature I have dry skin my hair is falling out & thyroid is normal ?

Chronic pain that feels like burns and tender spots I can't regulate my body temperature I have dry skin my hair is falling out & thyroid is normal ?

Chronic pain: You should follow up with your doctor to discuss the next step in the evaluation of your symptoms. What you have could be medication side effects or hormonal change due to menopause. You could have an autoimmune disease. Chronic tender spots could be fibromyalgia. Chronic hepatitis c or b could be another consideration. ...Read more

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I was told i have serve hypothyroidism now my handskeep feeling like they are asleep my feet hurt really bad and have dry skin on feet is it thyroid?

I was told i have serve hypothyroidism now my handskeep feeling like they are asleep my feet hurt really bad and have dry skin on feet is it thyroid?

Needs treatment: severe hypothyroidism has many many effects. Carpal tunnel is slightly associated with it. HYPERthyroidism is quite assocaited with dry skin, carpal tunnel, etc. peripheral neuropathy can be associated with either and all of these are treatable. ...Read more

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My lymph reading is 4.2 , WBC is 10.8 , platelet is 337 and thyroid is 3.58 , I am a female of 29 years old. Have dry skin and high hair fall.?

My lymph reading is 4.2 , WBC is 10.8  , platelet is 337 and thyroid is 3.58 , I am a female of 29 years old. Have dry skin and high hair fall.?

No explanation: These tests don't shed light on your hair loss. You may also want to consider a consultation with a dermatologist. Your thyroid function is ok, but need to know if you have antibodies to thyroid, too. Thyroid is only one of multiple reasons to have hair loss. Others are far more common: nutritional deficiency, anemia, stress, chronic illness, other hormone abnormalities, etc. ...Read more

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Obesity after controlled diet n exercise extreme hunger dry skin no satiety after eating daily headache from 3 to 5 noon freq urination normal thyroid?

Obesity after controlled diet n exercise extreme hunger dry skin no satiety after eating daily headache from 3 to 5 noon freq urination normal thyroid?

Satiety can be: achieved w/good fats. Low fat diet will not do it. Please see a nutritionist and a trainer at a gym after you see your doc for clearance. Good fats include olive oil, fish oil, and coconut oil. Avoid transfats found in packaged foods. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does a thyroid level in the TSH 4.1 to 5.2 range indicate hypothyroidism? Is very dry skin and increase in acne also a symptom?

Does a thyroid level in the TSH 4.1 to 5.2 range indicate hypothyroidism?  Is very dry skin and increase in acne also a symptom?

Possibly: A TSH of 4.1-5.2 is mildly high. Most people with these levels will still have a normal thyroid level (free t4), and have no symptoms. We call that subclinical hypothyroidism. There are, however, some people who are sensitive to even mildly abnormal levels, and have symptoms. Dry skin is a very common complaint, that may or may not be related. Acne is usually associated with high thyroid. ...Read more

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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