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Old 09-17-2012, 04:10 AM   #1
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jen15 HB User
Hypothyroid and skin rash


I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in 2007 and put on levothyroxine. On ocassion since then I would have a red area appear on one or the other wrist with thickening of the skin and peeling. Not much of a bother because it caused no pain or itching and dissapeared within a few days. A month ago both wrists got covered with little spots that started in a small circle and expanded into welts - very red,itchy, burning and hot. Doctor was not sure if it was ringworm, an infection or ecxema and put me on a cream containing an anti-fungal, anti-biotic and moderate steroid. It did'nt work so he then put me on a strong steriodal cream and anti-histimines deciding it may be urticaria. I feel very unwell, the rash is still there and the steroidal cream has thinned my skin so it's all wrinkly. Has anyone else with hypothyroidism experienced this?

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Old 09-17-2012, 04:31 AM   #2
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Re: Hypothyroid and skin rash

I actually am having trouble with circle type rashes right now on my back and on my arms...I also have hypothroid...I am still undianosed on the rash too...I have tried creams...but made it worse...I am waiting to see the dermotologist right now...but I too feel sick...I do know though when you are getting to much thyroid hormone you may experience rashes...have you had your levels checked lately? I hope you feel better soon...Know that you are not alone...I will let you know if I hear anything new...

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Old 09-17-2012, 07:18 AM   #3
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Re: Hypothyroid and skin rash

Hi Eddievicki

Thanks ever so much! I have been referred for a thyroid blood test but am having to wait over a month to get it done. To be honest I have felt it is to do with the level of thyroxine I'm on. This is such a debilitating condition isn't it? I go along for about a month, thinking I'm improving, and then I come down with something like this rash or a migraine or a chest infection... the list goes on! I'll let you know how I get on, perhaps it may help you too. All the best........


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