When you have hypothyroidism, where does dry skin usually occur?

Generalized. Dry skin associated with low thyroid is usually generalized, not localized to 1 particular area. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!

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I'm having hypothyroid problems but all my labs are normal. Fatigue, weight gain, headaches, dry skin, etc. Where do I go from here?

TSH. What's your TSH and Free T4? Is your Free T4 normal and TSH is less than 2.5? Read more...
Labs are reliable. You can trust them. If your T4, T3 (liothyronine) and TSH are in the reference range, look for some other cause of your symptoms. You'd be doing yourself a disservice to self-diagnose hypothyroidism in the fact of normal labs. Read more...

Classic hypothyroid symptoms, self-treated naturethroid, 2 grain daily, miraculous result. Specialist insisted I reduce to 1.5; bloods ok but tired, weight+ dry skin, constipation, fog, coldness back.

Nonspecific. Unfortunately, your symptoms are nonspecific, and can be due to hundreds of different reasons including normal aging. If your thyroid levels were normal without medication, you do not have hypothyroidism. Taking thyroid hormone will not help you in the long run. It may seem beneficial for the first 6 months due to placebo effect. If have hypothyroidism, the dose needs to be regulated by your tsh. Read more...
Risky use of thyroid. There is significant risk in self treatment based on symptoms. There are many causes of "fog/coldness". Is it even thyroid? You need blood tests to sort this out. You should not use "pig thyroid extract", but levothyroxine. T4/t3 combinations can make you hyperthyroid easily. Although you may like the "buzz", the cardiac arrhythmias it causes can be deadly. Read more...

I need a good 24 hr hand cream! I'm n doors most of the time. I do tend to wash my hands a lot plus I have hypothyroidism could this cause dry skin?

Many choices. The best one that I have found is called o'keeffes working hands, which leaves a non-greasy moisturizing film when applied once or twice a day. Many others, from vaseline intensive care, curel, store brands, etc, can all work. Read more...

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...

Can hypothyroidism lead to bruising easily and dry skin and dry scabs that won't heal I have 2 small ones on arm my mom & aunt have hypothyroidism?

Yes, for dry skin. Untreated hypothyroidism can certainly cause dry skin, but it would be unlikely to cause bruising or scabs. I see that you are on advil, (ibuprofen) this can contribute to bruising. Considering your family history, it would be reasonable to get a free T4 and TSH level done to look at your thyroid function. Read more...

Do I have hypothyroidism? I have chronic constipation, tiredness, dry skin, my hands and feet are constantly cold, but no weight gain!

Possible. You don't need to have weight gain to have hypothyroidism. Some of your symptoms are consistent with hypothyroidism. Go see your doctor and get blood test to see if this is your problem. If thyroid tests are normal, then rule out the thyroid and keep searching. Good luck. Read more...