AnonymousDecember 18, 1996 at 11:39 amPost count: 93172
I’m also having trouble with stuff on my neck. Always itches worse at night. Have no idea about any relationship with graves’!
BruceAnonymousDecember 18, 1996 at 11:49 amPost count: 93172
Hi, Yes, prior to diagnosis I kept getting little bumps on my hair line and neck. They seem to have stopped, by thyroid levels are down quite a bit now, on Tapazole, but I’m not yet normal. Hot packs seemed to relieve them. Ignoring them was my last resort. Hang in there. JeannetteAnonymousDecember 18, 1996 at 12:51 pmPost count: 93172
There is a skin problem that goes along with Graves. I’m not sure exactly what it is though. If you are on anti-thyroid medications, however, you should CALL YOUR DOCTOR. He/she is the one who would know whether this itchy rash might be a reaction to the meds and not just one of the Graves problems.AnonymousDecember 18, 1996 at 12:56 pmPost count: 93172
It is called pretibial maxademia. It is a crusty patch on the skin followed by
a scabing over and falling off. There is a bulletin on it in the NGDF home page.
I and Nancy have addressed this in the past and it can be treated with a cortizone
cream. It is also in the FAQ on the NGDF page. I don’t have the problem but I
understand it itches like a bugger.
JakeAnonymousDecember 18, 1996 at 3:00 pmPost count: 93172
Thank you for all the tips. I had not tried the cortizne yet, but I will.
It’s so strange because I was never the kind of person to harp on my health.
My mother had all these old swedish remedies when I was a kid. They all
seemed to stink to high heaven or taste worse, so I never talked about
ailments. Now with GD, to get better I have to pay attention.
oops, boss on her way
michelleDAnonymousDecember 18, 1996 at 4:09 pmPost count: 93172
Has anyone had skin problems related to GD? I know it effects just about everything,
but this is new. I kept finding not so little bumps around my neck. They would
get red and itch, and then go away. Then another would show up. Now I’ve found
a couple on my face (bummer). They only last a few days, but nothing
has helped. I’ve tried alcohol and other stuff to no avail. Has anyone
else had this problem?
itchyAnonymousDecember 18, 1996 at 6:34 pmPost count: 93172
I only found out after asking a surgeon why I was still getting pimples
at my age (43) on my face and he said it was folliculitis not pimples.
With this you need to be careful not to spread it – I use Phisohex when
they come up on my face, neck or body and Icoverwith cotton tape so as not
to spread under clothing. Since I have been doing this they are hardly a
I also get a rash on my hands which is more of a problem in summer.
Hope this helps.
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