Skin Conditions: Causes, Connections, Treatments Explored

Skin Conditions: Causes, Connections, Treatments Explored
Published on, 04 June, 2024. Answered by Dr. Anna Chacon and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,

 

I have the same skin condition on five parts of my body. Three of them have been present for a year, and the last two appeared recently. They're itchy when touched. I also have an itchy scalp, which I manage with medicated shampoo. I have an autoimmune thyroid disease, and I'm unsure if it affects my skin. What may be inflicting those symptoms?

 

Answered by Dr. Anna Chacon

Hello,

Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.

 

Based on your description, it's possible that you may be dealing with a skin condition like psoriasis or eczema, both of which can manifest in multiple areas of the body and cause itching. Additionally, there could be a correlation between your autoimmune thyroid disease and skin issues.

 

I strongly recommend scheduling an appointment with a dermatologist for a thorough evaluation and personalized treatment plan. They may need to conduct a skin biopsy or other tests to accurately diagnose the underlying cause of your symptoms and tailor treatment accordingly.

 

In the meantime, try to refrain from scratching the affected areas, keep your skin well moisturized, and opt for loose-fitting clothing to minimize irritation. Oral antihistamines may also provide some relief from the itchiness.

 

Feel free to reach out if you have any further questions or concerns.

 

Thanks


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