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When you get a cold, can that set off thyroid symptoms?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Not necessarily

If you take your thyroid med regularly and the thyroid level is well controlled, a cold should not set off thyroid symptoms (since the drug level will not change significantly).
There are many cold symptoms that are similar to thyroid symptoms but it probably not a thyroid problem.

In brief: Not necessarily

If you take your thyroid med regularly and the thyroid level is well controlled, a cold should not set off thyroid symptoms (since the drug level will not change significantly).
There are many cold symptoms that are similar to thyroid symptoms but it probably not a thyroid problem.
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