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Skin infection... Hypothyroidism

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See both these (my hand) pics ... Does hypothyroidism cause like this on the skin ?! I even have dark spots developing on some of my body ... Iwas diagnosed with hypothyroidism some 3 months back... Am afraid... Till some years back I haven't had any skin symptoms.... but like in this photo , am getting symptoms like these from 3 months back I .. dont know y ?? Any idea ??am nervous... Am on Eltroxin 50 and vit d and deficient in b12 and iron too ...!! But no itching or pain or anything.. on this part where it is.. just while checking I noticed it 😞 please help...

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SlowDragon
SlowDragonAdministrator

Could be psoriasis. This is also autoimmune condition.

You are on very small dose of Levothyroxine

What are your most recent results for TSH, FT4, FT3

Do you have Hashimoto's also called autoimmune thyroid disease diagnosed by high thyroid antibodies

Guessing it's Hashimoto's looking that you are also vitamin deficient

What supplements do you take and what were most recent vitamin results and ranges

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It's not psoriasis I think... No itchy nothing... Am n correct dosage only 50 MCG eltroxin

soppysokes
soppysokes in reply to Hidden

Just as Jaie here has posted I also have a couple of marks just like yours which have appeared in recent times also have no idea if thyroid related or not but tend to think probably not, probably more age related in my case-that's what I'm going with anyway!

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Hidden in reply to soppysokes

Age I am 29

I have Hashimoto’s and also have a skin blemish on my arm, exactly the same as yours. I have had it for a couple of years and don’t know what it is.

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Did u asked dermatologist???

Jaie
Jaie in reply to Hidden

No, I haven’t seen a dermatologist.

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Am 29 unmarried

soppysokes
soppysokes in reply to Hidden

Hi Amy, that's why I qualified the reply to say ' in my case' !

At 29 can understand it irks you more. If it bothers you check with your gp but to be honest I would be surprised if they have an answer.

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Hidden in reply to soppysokes

Thanks mam

shaws
shawsAdministrator

Skin conditions can also be a symptom of hypothyroidism and this is an excerpt from the following link:-

In the book Hypothyroidism: The Unsuspected Illness thyroid pioneer Dr. Broda Barnes wrote, “When thyroid function is low, circulation is reduced. In advanced cases of hypothyroidism, the skin, in fact, may receive as little as one-fourth to one-fifth the normal blood supply.

I suspect I had undiagnosed hypothyroidism for most of my life. From a very young age skin conditions including dry itchy skin, itchy flaky scalp, dry frizzy hair, dry cracked heels, loss of the outer third of eyebrows, brittle nails, loss of eyelashes, pale colorless skin, and chronic eczema have been a constant in my life. I went through a period of rapid hair loss that devastated me so much that I spent over one year researching the causes of hair loss to save my own hair. Thankfully with optimal thyroid treatment many of my skin issues have improved and I have found solutions for my thyroid hair loss."

I wonder just how many people with hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are struggling with skin-related conditions. Do they know these skin issues may be a sign their thyroid condition is not optimally treated?

hypothyroidmom.com/skin-sig...

I would try Epiderm Cream or Ointment

epaderm.com/products/epader...

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Hidden in reply to shaws

Thanks alot

shaws
shawsAdministrator in reply to Hidden

Epiderm hydrates our skin.

Hi Hidden I have had a skin problem since my Goldshield Eltroxin was changed to Mercury Pharma Generic Levothyroxine. Some of the marks look like yours, but others are like spots that burst through the skin, quite painfully, and then seem to be covered in a glue-like scab. These last for at least 2 years. In the meantime I have changed to other makes of Levothyroxine, but this problem has not cleared. MHRA wrote a report on Levothyroxine in 2013 because there was such a lot of complaints. Nothing seems to have been resolved as yet as far as I am concerned.

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Hidden in reply to nightingale-56

So what to do to cure it mam ??

nightingale-56
nightingale-56 in reply to Hidden

I have not been able to cure it and believe something has gone wrong with this medication. All we can do is keep complaining about it. I have been on Levothyroxine since 1997 and all was well until 2010 when my medication was changed to Mercury Pharma.

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Hidden in reply to nightingale-56

Ohh ok mam

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