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Question by  Dawne (69)

Can thyroid problems cause a rash?

I have got a rash and I cannot figure out where it came from.


Answer by  gabriella10 (353)

Some drugs to treat hyperthyroidism (too high levels of Thyroid hormones T3 and T4) may cause a rash in some people. Ej propylthiouracil. It's not the thyroid problem that may cause a rash but the treatment.


Answer by  mb (5482)

Your thyroid and parathyroid glands do control your bodies metabolism and temperature so it is possible to get a heat rash that is caused by your thyroid but unlikely. Rashes are usually caused by some kind of allergic reaction. It can be a skin contact reaction or a food allergy.


Answer by  worker1884 (44)

Yes, thyroid problems can cause a rash/hives. There is a strong connection between thyroid autoimmunity and hives, it's medically known as chronic uticaria.


Answer by  Mrscmrn (1449)

Thyroid problems usually do not cause a rash. Dry, scaly skin can be a symptom but it would be accompanied by other symptoms such as fatigue, weight changes and depression.


Answer by  mahavin (589)

Normally, rashes are caused by a particular bacteria. Likewise, thyroid autoimmunity would also be a cause for rash. The treatment with thyroid hormone would also propel rash as the side effects.


Answer by  MattK (1713)

A rash may be associated with some types of thyroid conditions, though it is not a common finding. In one form of thyroid disease, Hashiomoto's thyroiditis, a rash has been reported and seems to be realted to the autoimmune nature of the disease. This creates a skin reaction, which does resolve as the disease is controlled.

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