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Doctor insights on: Vulvar Pruritus And Hypothyroidism

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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

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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Is itchy shins a symptom of hypothyroid?

Is itchy shins a symptom of hypothyroid?

It can be.: Thyroid acropachy may complicate graves' disease and subcutaneous infiltration is seen in myxedema. So, the answer to your question is that itchy shins can be associated with thyroidopathies. See your internist or family physician to obtain endocrinology referral. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism and I am having an itchy neck is it normal?

I have hypothyroidism and I am having an itchy neck is it normal?

Hypothyroidism: Itchy neck may be a separate unrelated issue, skin deep - unless you have some systemic problem. Pls consult with your doctor if persists. ...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.

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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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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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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Can hypothyroidism cause itchy, watery eyes?

Can hypothyroidism cause itchy, watery eyes?

Watery eyes.: Not to my knowledge but you should see an ophthalmologist or optometrist. ...Read more

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Sudden onset dry itchy skin on face/chest and isolated patches on arms. Recently tested for hypothyroidism, one test normal, other high. Poss cause?

Sudden onset dry itchy skin on face/chest and isolated patches on arms. Recently tested for hypothyroidism, one test normal, other high. Poss cause?

Xerosis: Xerosis or dryness of the skin can have multiple causes including vitamin deficiencies or hypothyroidism. Eat a healthy, balanced diet and take a multivitamin supplement with vitamin a, biotin and zinc. Also, follow up with an endocrinologist to make sure you don't need thyroid hormone supplement. Moisturizer with aveeno (oatmeal) or other sensitive skin moisturizer. ...Read more

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My wife had graves disease but is now hypothyroid. Synthroid (thyroxine) has helped her, but she feels itchy and a bit hyper. She only started two weeks ago. Should she take less?

My wife had graves disease but is now hypothyroid. Synthroid (thyroxine) has helped her, but she feels itchy and a bit hyper. She only started two weeks ago. Should she take less?

Probably: Sounds like she may need to be on less synthroid, (thyroxine) but she should make an appointment with her physician first who can check blood levels and talk to her about her symptoms. ...Read more

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Have itchy skin. 2 biopsies with lymphocyte infiltrate no T cell lymphoma. Ana was 640. Could it be autoamune. Have Hypothyroid.?

Have itchy skin. 2 biopsies with lymphocyte infiltrate no T cell lymphoma. Ana was 640. Could it be autoamune. Have Hypothyroid.?

It could be: If your hypothyroidism is related to an autoimmune disorder, then your skin problem may be as well - guilty by association. Make sure that you have not become allergic to one of the medications you have been taking. There are several options on treatment and I suggest that you consult a dermatologist, a 2nd opinion if needed. ...Read more

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My Thyroid was. 14. I was told that was normal but I have symptoms of hypothyroid. Palpitations, itchy skin, hair loss, moody, headaches high choleste?

My Thyroid was. 14. I was told that was normal but I have symptoms of hypothyroid. Palpitations, itchy skin, hair loss, moody, headaches high choleste?

Hypothyroidism: Your symptoms are not typical of hypothyroidism but are more consistent with hyperthyroidism (overactive). Have a complete thyroid panel done rather than one test done to be sure. An endocrinologist or thyroidologist are experts in the field of thyroid disorders. ...Read more

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I have no other symptoms apart from my palms being red and itchy sometimes? I have astma and an underactive thyroid if this helps?

I have no other symptoms apart from my palms being red and itchy sometimes? I have astma and an underactive thyroid if this helps?

Palmar erythema: Can be due to heredity
occurs in at least 30% of pregnant women
other causes: liver disease/cirrhosis, wilson disease, hemochromatosis, hyperthyroid, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, malignancy, smoking, mercury poisoning, and meds such as amiodarone, gemfibrozil, and Cholestyramine can cause palmar erythema.
Some have no known cause.
Check with your doc... ...Read more

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How can I cure pruritus vulvae or vulva itching?

How can I cure pruritus vulvae or vulva itching?

Depends on cause. ..: Pruritus vulvae or an itchy vulva can be a symptom of lots of different conditions, such as skin problems, infections, a reaction to soaps or perfumes, your hormone levels, to mention only a few. I suggest see your doctor to find out the cause & best treatment for you. There's more info and some great vulva skin care tips on this link http://www. Dermnetnz. Org/topics/the-itchy-vulva. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the causes of pruritus vulvae or vulva itching?

What are the causes of pruritus vulvae or vulva itching?

Many: Yeast infections are a common cause. Any vaginal discharge or leakage of urine can irritate the vulva. Scratching can cause tissue irritation and is counterproductive. Contact dermatitis is also very common on the vulva. Best to see a specialist for evaluation. On occasion a biopsy is necessary to determine the cause and best treatment. ...Read more

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What is the symptom of vulva itching (or pruritus vulvae (indicative of?

What is the symptom of vulva itching (or pruritus vulvae (indicative of?

Lots of possibilities: An itchy vulva can be caused by many different conditions, such as skin problems, infections, a reaction to soaps or perfumes, your hormone levels, other general health problems, to mention only a few. There's a long list. So, if you have a itchy vulva, you should see your doctor to find out the cause. ...Read more

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Have extremely itchy vulva?

Have extremely itchy vulva?

Itchty vulva: Could be a yeast infection. I suggest that you see your gyn. ...Read more

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How can I relieve a red/itchy vulva?

How can I relieve a red/itchy vulva?

VULVAR ITCH: Try antifungals first; then see your obgyn. ...Read more

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I have itchy red inflamed vulva for a month, remedy?

I have itchy red inflamed vulva for a month, remedy?

Start with medical: Evaluation to determine cause. You can't just assume that it is a yeast infection if you have not had one before. ...Read more

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My pads make my vulva itchy--is this a possible allergy?

My pads make my vulva itchy--is this a possible allergy?

Maybe: The itching may be an allergy or just a sensitivity to the absorbent agents in the pad. Try using different brands and see what happens. ...Read more

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I have a very itchy vulva region since 2 weeks. What do I do?

I have a very itchy vulva region since 2 weeks. What do I do?

Change soaps first: First of all, use Dove. Caress or Ivory soap only in that area. Secondly, do not use douches, feminine deodorant sprays, etc. Thirdly, make sure your underwear has been thoroughly rinsed of any soap if washing them in a washing machine. Finally, if the itching is still there, see a GYN MD to check for a vaginal infection. ...Read more

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Sometimes my vulva becomes swollen, red, itchy. What is the cause?

Sometimes my vulva becomes swollen, red, itchy. What is the cause?

Many causes: Infection, abrasion, pad overuse, intercourse, etc. I think you get the idea. When it is swollen, get it checked out by a gyn md. ...Read more

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Could focal differentiated VIN2 cause the entire vulva to be itchy and inflamed looking?

Could focal differentiated VIN2 cause the entire vulva to be itchy and inflamed looking?

Yeast? Side effect?: Pre-cancerous vulvar lesions like VIN2 can't do this. The most common cause of diffuse genital irritation and itching is a yeast infection. Or if your VIN is being treated with an irritating agent (e.g. imiquimod, podofilox, sinecatechins) and the cream got spread more widely than the lesion itself, it might cause such symptoms. Check with the doctor treating your VIN. Good luck! ...Read more

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Small itchy but painful lump on the lower left side of my vulva opening. Can't wipe since it causes the itchiness & hurts to touch. Is this normal?

No, see a doctor: A painful lump on the vulva could be an infected hair follicle, but could also be herpes. I would see a doctor and get checked out just to make sure it's not herpes or another std. Could also be a yeast infection, but if it's herpes, you'd want to know so can inform partner. ...Read more

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What could cause an itchy vulva that bleeds when rubbed?

What could cause an itchy vulva that bleeds when rubbed?

See below: Common causes of vaginal itching include:
•chemical irritants such as detergents, fabric softeners, feminine sprays, ointments, creams, douches, and contraceptive foams or jellies.
menopause. A drop in the hormone estrogen causes vaginal dryness.
stress may increase vaginal itching and make you more susceptible to infections.
•vaginal yeast infection
vaginitis. ...Read more

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Irritated / itchy vulva with no discharge or odor. What might it be?

Irritated / itchy vulva with no discharge or odor. What might it be?

Sounds like yeast: This sounds like a classic care of a vaginal yeast infection. There are many over the counter vaginal yeast medications that you can try. If this does not solve the problem then I would schedule a visit for testing. ...Read more

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Very itchy, swollen, vulva. Used vagisil. I'm a virgin. I want home remedies?

Very itchy, swollen, vulva. Used vagisil. I'm a virgin. I want home remedies?

Possible yeast: This could be an allergic reaction to something that came in contact with the vulval area or it could be a yeast infection. Avoid vagisil and for the former a topical steroid cream may help; for the latter use an antiyeast vaginal cream. ...Read more

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I have this red irritation on my vulva it's very itchy. What is the cuase of this?

I have this red irritation on my vulva it's very itchy. What is the cuase of this?

Maybe yeast: It sounds like you have yeast or what is commonly called "jock itch." luckily over the counter yeast creams are available. If it does not improve then you will need to see a doctor as other causes are certainly possibly such as herpes, allergic reactions and other skin disorders. ...Read more

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Itchy and irritated vulva on and off for months. Have been diagnosed with hpv a few years ago. What could it be? Not sexualy active

Itchy and irritated vulva on and off for months. Have been diagnosed with hpv a few years ago. What could it be? Not sexualy active

Here are some...: To affirm a Dx for itchy irritated vulva needs a detailed review on the history of onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, resolution, recurrence, etc. + a direct look at the moment of recurrence. To get things done correctly, follow instructions in http://www. Formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain much insight on how to work with doc for reaching right Dx for right Rx... ...Read more

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What could cause an itchy vulva and labia minora?

What could cause an itchy vulva and labia minora?

Allergy & trauma: Dr. Rosnfeld provides an excellent explanation. In addition, a true allergy to topical creams, lotions, lubricants or even latex may cause itching. Inadequate lubrication with excessive trauma may also cause shear injury with itching. Please also consider the possibility of stds. Discuss with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What can I do to address UTI symptoms and an itchy vulva?

What can I do to address UTI symptoms and an itchy vulva?

See your doctor: One possibility is a yeast infection, which can be addressed with an over the counter cream. However, many things can cause these symptoms, and it is difficult to tell without a more complete history, doing a physical exam, and perhaps checking your urine. You may need antibiotics or be at risk for developing a kidney infection if you have a uti. ...Read more

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Itchy vulva cottage cheese looking skin around it. What does this mean?

Itchy vulva cottage cheese looking skin around it. What does this mean?

Yeast infection.: Can be treated with meds like Monistat or gyn-lotrimin or see your doctor. ...Read more

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Itchy vulva that bleeds when rubbed, could this possibly be vulvar cancer?

Itchy vulva that bleeds when rubbed, could this possibly be vulvar cancer?

Many possibilities: Many things can cause this. Depending on age and hormonal status, thinning skin (atrophy) is a very common, much less-worrisome, treatable condition. See a doctor...They will examine you. If necessary, a biopsy can be performed with minimal discomfort. ...Read more

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Vulva slightly itchy for two months. If it was herpes would blisters have shown by now?

Yes. Not herpes.: Herpes symptoms never last more than 1-2 weeks at a time. And herpes simply never causes itchiness without appearance of obvious lesions within a few days. There is no chance herpes is the cause of this sort of itching. ...Read more

Vulva (Definition)

The external female genitalia including the mons pubis, labia majora and minor, clitoris, vestibule, ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more