Thyroid and oily skin

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Oily skin and acne are symptoms of hyperthyroidism (overmedication), not side effects of proper doses of levothyroxine. Perhaps your meds need to be reduced??? Do you have any other hyper symptoms? If you have recent labs, please post with reference ranges, which vary lab to lab and have to come from your own lab report. Do you know the cause of your hypothyroidism?
For the past several months I have had a pungent odor from skin areas that are exposed to sunlight. Things are fine and then the sunlight will hit the oil on my skin and a pungent odor leaps to life. It is not sweat because it happens even if I am not hot. It is resident in the oil secreted by my skin. I thought it was Vitamin D and milk products but I haven't been eating any milk products and it still happens. I also noticed it starting when I started eating Amish cheese and lots of it.
I have been told by an hair specialst that i have extreme oily scalp and dry hair and i should go for an treatment.I cannot afford to go for such treatments which extends to 20 sessions and is much expensive too.So can you help me to find out any such medicated or herbal shampoo to keep my oily scalp good or any remedy for that and also remedy for my dry hairs.Please advise.
org/wiki/Seborrhoeic_dermatitis Soaps and detergents such as sodium laureate sulfate may precipitate a flare-up, as they strip moisture from the top layers of the skin, and the drying property of these can cause flare-ups and may worsen the condition. Accordingly a suitable alternative should be used instead. Among dermatologist recommended treatments are shampoos containing coal tar, ciclopiroxolamine, ketoconazole, selenium sulfide, or zinc pyrithione.
Dear Dr, I am a girl, 23 year old and used to have thick hair. about 2 years ago. i noticed my hair is getting thinner and thinner. i went to the dermatology before.. but as i used to have thick hair.. so they couldnt realize i have any problem with my hair. so they didnt really took it as a serious problem. they said it is normal to lose hair. untill now, it getting worse..my situalation is not extremely bad.. i am loosing number of hair after i ve washed my hair.
And one more thing - get tested for celiac disease, thyroid problems, and lupus.
After doing some research, I believe it is an over production and build up of sebum on the scalp. I have had acne problems, have rosacea, and my skin and hair is very oily. I found balancing shampoos on line that are supposed to prevent sebum build up. Aveda is one of them, but I haven't tried it. Sebum: substance with an oily consistency produced by the sebaceous glands. It lubricates hair, is an antifungal/antibacterial, and imparts waterproofing properties to the skin.
I have always had semi oily hair. More oily at the roots and dry ends. Just recently I have had a new problem. My hair is long (middle of my back) and the crown and underneath in the back are this weird greasy. It just started one day. I have not used anything new. Same things I always use. I have tried washing my hair in everything to get rid of it and nothing works. I used laundry soap, dish soap, tea tree oil shampoo, clarifying shampoos, vinegar, bakingsoda, lemon juice, and that just a few!
Too much or too little thyroid may cause acne -- not common. Oily skin is seen in hyperthyroidism. Sex hormones more commonly do this -- ie testosterone, dhea...
I have never had any problems with oily skin or oily hair ever. I wash my hair daily and condition. I have not changed my daily regimen in 2 years One thing I have tried was applied Shower to Shower powder to my hair before going to bed and washed out in the morning (not the sexiest looking thing at night but it helps). It drastically reduced the oil, but came back 2 days later. The only thing I worry about is clogging the glands that are producing the oil, so I don't do it daily...
My skin is oily, but it is also very dry. I break out easily, but if I use a good cleanser, my face becomes very dry. I also have under eye puffyness. I am only twenty, and I don't know how to fix this. There seems to be little tiny tiny bumps that are hard under my eyes. Any suggestions?
I am on Armor for replacements. Lately I have been extremely tired, I have diaheria, My hair has become oily, and my skin extemely dry. I have been having a lot of headaches. I have neot been able to loose any weight. Do I need to go get my levels checked again. I know there is wide variety in the levels. What so I need to look for and what level do I need to be close to?
- EXTREMELY dry skin/hair (when I've usually had oily skin/hair) - Not feeling like my self, feeling sad/down, can't remember things, no energy - Menstruation cycles not normal - Lactating for YEARS after I quit breastfeeding (when searching for why I found this could also be tied to the thyroid) - Irritable, moody - Hair Falling Out - Short of breath even when I'm not doing anything that should make me out of breath Thanks again!
Also i am of indian decent, and I have had all blood work done for protien stds and thyroid. Everythign was perfect.
I would think that with one of the main symptoms being dry skin that would not cause acne because that is from oily skin(I think). Good luck and take care.
I have oily skin, mostly my face. I shower twice a day to deal with it, my dermotologist recommends using a gentle face wash because I shower twice a day. About 4 hours after my shower I can actually make my hands shin if I wipe the oil from my face. I can smell the odor of my facial oil, is this natural? I figure if I can smell it then it must be really strong to other people. Is there anyway to reduce the oil production of your skin?
Instead of conditioner, use oil,mustard or olive or coconut.Apply Aloe Vera (fresh from leaves preferrable) on the skin many times.It is a very good moisturiser and skin healing & antiaging agent.For underlying problem chech you thyroid. May be hypothyrodism. Goodluck.
I had to wait 3 months to see and Endocrinologist, I went in and he informed that according to the blood test I am hyper-thyroid and is going to do a thyroid scan and blood test. I am 237lbs, I thought when your thyroid was hyper you were skinny? I am not sure what is going on with me, but this is no quality of life. I am misreable. I am a mother of four and have no energy to keep up, I work full time and by the time I get home I am exhausted and ready for bed. Please help me.
I am always tired, low sex drive, acne, oily skin/hair, impossible to lose weight despite dragging myself to workout and eating low carb, gluten free and occasional joint pain/restless leg syndrome (undiagnosed). Two family doctors say I'm fine. One said work out more and that I'm just overworked. The other said, I'll refer you to a speciality doctor but I don't think they will feel any differential. Anyway, I've had several TSH tests. (3.83, 3.03, and 3.
Im 8weeks and for the lasy two weeks my face has been sooo dry, I usually have oily skin.
Adrenal fatigue symptoms include low blood pressure, low body temperature, difficulty falling asleep, waking up in the middle of the night, afternoon slumps, sensitivity to noise, muscle weakness, super sensitive skin, poor tolerance of heat, oily hair. Seborrheic dermatitis may be caused by oily skin or hair. A seasonal affective disorder study showed cortisol levels were lower in winter. Worsening adrenal fatigue during winter might explain your labwork (cortisol is an anti inflammatory).
That was twenty-four years ago and they did not know what was causing it to come out and I got shots in my head and that hurt and cost a lot of money, so that did not last long try all different things to try to make my hair grow back and plus all the money on wig ,weaves ,scarfs and hats.
Correction --- I see the subsequent TSH levels have been completely normal -- would not try thyroid meds at this point and continue to pursue other evalution (ie, non-thyroid)
My skin went through hyper to very, very hypo, and back to very hyper within a few months and I went through dry, oily, cracking, acne . . . you name it. It's amazing what thyroid hormones do to the skin. Check with your endo next visit.
I have dealt with alot of stress which I'm sure is not good, but I've also spent the last 8 months relaxing as much as possible and taking skin medications and taking care to use the right soaps and shampoos and everything... But nothing works. What are your thoughts on this unfortunate situation?
I have dealt with alot of stress which I'm sure is not good, but I've also spent the last 8 months relaxing as much as possible and taking skin medications and taking care to use the right soaps and shampoos and everything... But nothing works. What are your thoughts on this unfortunate situation?
I am 43 and have washed my hair daily for as long I can remember. I have oily skin and hair but never been a problem. Last week I washed my hair as normal, dried it and noticed that my crown looked really greasy and my hair around the crown extremely dull. I presumed I hadnt washed my conditioner out properly but same happened next day.
low testosterone-azospermia/infertility (blood tests showed normal FSH and LH) (MRI of pituitary was normal) phasic distended abdomen phasic frequent loose bowel movements (sometimes I might go to the bathroom 5 or 6 times a day) phasic muscle cramps phases where I have very, very oily skin and then very dry skin mild anxiety issues Chronic cystic acne on face and back (my brother and father had the same issue)- it has improved over the years, but it still happens (also, my acne did not respo
Hey there Just to let you know - I finally decided to get off my bum today and visit the skin specialist about my skin problem (though I did have to wait for 4 hours =_=" since the clinic also doubles as a popular plastic surgery clinic where ppl could get botox injections and etc). Anyway, the doctor said that my condition is probably heriditary and said that the appearance of the spots would vary with the weather and what activities I am doing.
My mom had her thyroid removed in 2004 and she had some of the same symptoms you had, tireness, weak joints, and depressed, dry skin, I recommend you seek medical advice, when my mom feels like this I feel so bad for her, tha she just wants be be laying down, even thought her thyroid was removed sometimes she still has this sympoms, maybe is the hormones she takes. good luck and take care & take calcium.
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