Medical Questions > Conditions and Diseases > Skin Forum

Hyperthyroid and Itchy Skin (Page 2)


January 13th, 2014
itchy skin from thyroid issues
last year i went from hyper to an extreme level of hypo after a joyous period of remission. in that extreme i also developed an incredible itchy rash on my left forearm where i was bleeding daily from the intense scratching. i've now developed this on my left shin.

the only thing i've found that keeps it at bay without a ton of poison chemical creams (which i don't want on my body for the next few decades and causing yet other issues) is an all natural pine tar soap. Luckily i found a resource where there are no dyes or perfumes etc in the soap and it lasts forever. and i then use a dye free/perfume free moisturizer to keep my skin hydrated - that's also key.

NO! i do NOT get kick backs from this company but i do know it works - for me - and i use it regularly for relief. sharing the site in hopes that someone else might get relief. this is not a cure, just helps relieve the itching so i'm not scratching like a dog with fleas and bleeding everywhere. i wish you all luck in finding something that works for you.
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied January 21st, 2014
Thanks so much for hat info, I'll try anything, I'm sick of itching my arms are in shreds and bedsheets are ruined with bloo stains, the itch is ar worse on a evening.
|
Did you find this post helpful?

This post is being reviewed to be sure that it adheres to our Community Guidelines.
Thanks for your patience!

replied January 13th, 2014
Totally fed up with this itch, I dread bedtime as the itch is worse. I was told to try witchhazel on my skin, it does cool the skin but just for a short while, when it evaporates the itch is back.
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied January 20th, 2014
It's amazing what technology does. Now I know, I'm not alone.

I have been having this itch since Dec 2013. Initially I thought it was due to sensitive skin. However the itch felt like it was underneath my skin, in my blood. I was itching everywhere and there were no rashes.

It was on 02 Jan 2014 when I decided to see the doctor, 10 days after the itch started. I did my blood test and they found that my TSH (Thyroid Simulating Hormone) was low whilst my Thyroxine (T4) was high. That was when they disgnosed me as having Hyperthyroidism.

They prescribed me with Carbimazole 5mg tablets, once a day for 42 days. Today is the 19th day. I am still itching, although some parts of the day, it stops and then it comes back. What does the continuing itch means?

Does it mean that my Hyperthyroidism is still there and that the medicine is not working? My next follow-up won't be until 25 Feb 2014. I feel helpless many times and it is starting to affect my mood and mind. I become grumpy and feel like showering and scrubbing off the itch. I tried applying the QV moisturising cream. It helps a little. The itch is still there, but not as crazy. Occasionally I apply vicks or the Tiger Balm. The cooling mint help takes my mind off a little.

Help me, please. I feel miserable.
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied February 17th, 2014
Itchy Skin - Hyperthyroidism - Graves Disease
HI everyone, I have had hyperthyroidism 3 x - everytime I have got the dreaded itch. I go crazy - especially after a shower, and nowhere on my body is safe - everywhere is itchy, like little pinpricks under the skin or like laying in an ant nest. I have to sit and calm myself. sometimes I cry it's so bad. Recently we had a storm. The weather was really humid. Off I went again...itch itch itch. If I get annoyed or anxious I itch..its all about the release of adrenalin I think. If I'm calm it's better. There doesn't seem to be a cure, but its nice to know others don't think I'm going mad (although I feel like I am!!).
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied July 29th, 2014
hey everybody..i suffer from severe itchy skin due to hyperthyroid and my endocrinologist has done nothing to help me...I now understand why people who are sick give up!!! But I finally got some relief...I use pine tar soap, mixed with aveeno anti itch body wash, and use goldbond extra strength itch lotion...I smell like a medicine cabinet but my itching is to a all time low!!!! yess thank you Jesus...and thank you to suggestions that I read
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied October 15th, 2014
I have had autoimmune problems for years - low thyroid plus terrible sinus/ear infections. My daughter was just got low thyroid tests and my son has psoriasis (another autoimmune disease). It is from phthalates. They are in the fragrance of many products (shampoo, detergent, etc.) Manufacturer's do not have to list what is in their fragrances, so look for phthalate free products. Check out YuRSick.com for more info. Phthalates are linked to all kinds of bad things and the reason you have trouble figuring out what is bothering you is they are in everything. We switched all our products and are feeling so much better. Good luck.
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied January 7th, 2015
Itchy skin, Grave's disease, hyperthyroid
I was diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism/Grave's disease in early December 2014. It's only been about a month, and about 3 weeks since I began taking doctor prescribed methimazole.

About two nights ago I started to feel my skin itch while I slept. First night I made it through without losing sleep and thought they were bug bites or something, but last night, I was itching all over my back, sides, and shoulders/arms. I woke up miserable and irritated and glad I found this chain. It seems like this is a more common occurrence than what I thought.

Those that spoke of the pine tar soap, I'll look it up for sure!! I'm in the process of emailing my doc and will see if she has any other suggestions.
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied March 24th, 2015
I also have itchy skin my greaves disease seems to be geting worse it effects everything. How do you all cope?? i dont feel as though i can cope much longer.
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied March 24th, 2015
I cant sleep ive become so anxsious and its ruind my relationships just wana a vanish.
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied September 25th, 2015
RX Cream That Stops Hypothyroidism Itching
I have hypo with the extreme itching on my feet and hands. I requested my doctor write me a prescription for 5% Lidocaine Cream. It is wonderful for the extreme itching. I apply it and rub it in good and in about 20 minutes the itch is stopped. I know how hard it is to find something that will give relief. My Dr. did not know that Lidocaine was available in a cream. He looked it up while I was there a wrote a script for it. I had to wait a couple days for the Pharmacy to get it in. Now I want be caught with out it. Thought this might help some one. Good Luck
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied June 5th, 2016
I have hyperthyroidism. I have been itching like mad from heat to toe, all day, EVERY DAY. I followed the advice from the above posters and used some cocoa butter I had left over from when I was pregnant with my daughter and it brought some relief. Thank goodness. My tsh level was .05 when I was diagnosed and they are still low. I have a low WBC count and anemia. I get rashes if I scratch and it's driving me absolutely bonkers! Please someone help!
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied June 18th, 2016
Fasting cures hyperthroidism and itchy skin.
all you guys need to go on a fast for 14 -21 days on plain water, nothing else. Read Dr Joel Furhman's book on fasting and eating healthfully.
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied June 18th, 2016
All you guys need to go on a fast for 14 -21 days on plain water, nothing else. Read Dr Joel Furhman's book on fasting and eating healthfully.
|
Did you find this post helpful?

User Profile
replied January 17th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Hyperthyroidism causes chronic urticaria but after treating the underlying problem it gets resolved.
It would be eczema. Use topical mild potent steriods and look for the response.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
|
Did you find this post helpful?

User Profile
replied May 31st, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Hyperthyroidism has association with pruritus.
I would suggest you to consult dermatologist to evaluate you. You can take topical steriods for symptomatic relief.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
|
Did you find this post helpful?
12
Must Read
Learn what the thyroid does, and the characteristics of thyroid disease here. In this intro section, we'll also review types of thyroid disorders MDs diagnose....
Specific medical conditions can trigger thyroid disease. Learn the basics about causes and risk factors for thyroid problems here....
Learn the symptoms for various thyroid problems...plus know when to seek medical help! A complete list of thyroid symptoms here....
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Skin , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.