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Thyroid Itching Skin
My skin itches so much lately I can make myself bleed. My family has a history of thyroid disease. I haven't been tested though. Should I be worried?
No but: get labs ; tsh[thyoid stimulating hormone],cbc,cmp, hepatitis panel. try diphenhydramine[benadryl] 25-50 mg 2-3x/day , might make you sleepy or lesssedating one in daytime like claritin, zyrtec,allegra. skin creams or petroleum jelly for dry skin and hydrocortisone cream 10% for itchy arease up to 2 weeks/month.see allergist if persist , be sure not allergic to something ...Read more
I have thyroid since 1986.I get itching at night in bottom of my legs. When i scratch legs some powder of skin comes out. Pls. Help me.?
Dry skin: Best guess is dryness, perhaps related to thyroid. Would use a good otc moituriser(any type) if not help see a dermatologist to determine if that is the cause. ...Read more
I itch all over my body. Seems to occur after I eat. I am fine in the morning then I take my thyroid meds and wait one hour and the the itching begins?
Med Formulation: A lot of literature is emerging suggesting a link with the thyroid and skin symptoms such as itch/hives. Some formulations of thyroid medications can be more associated with symptoms vs. others. Consider trying a different formulation. Also, hypothyroid can be associated with dry skin, thereby increasing the risk for itch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Generalized itching five months, no rash, cbc with diffs, liver,kidney,thyroid all normal. What's wrong with me?
Allergy?: Are you using any medicines? Have you changed soap or shampoo recently? Did your doctor check your liver function? There are rare blood disorders that can do this but you said your CBC is normal that is probably not the answer. If it doesn't go away you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Generalized itching five months, no allergies. Cbc, liver,kidney,thyroid all normal, no rash, not taking meds, what could be wrong with me?
My son 2yr old n his hair falling alot no dandruff or wring worm but he's itching not to much his blood work came out nothing wrong with his thyroid
Reassuring: The fact his thyroid and blood work are normal is good. The itching is still suspicious for either infection or allergic reaction. Some ring worm infections can be trickier to see and it might be time for a dermatologist to look at the hairs to see if they can find the problem. Diet issues can also cause hair loss as can stress. Let your doctor know you are still worried. Here is some more info- http://www.hairlosstalk.com/hair-loss-children/ ...Read more
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