Sorry it is taking me time to answer the postings but Nancy is off line and I seem to be the only one around to answer questions right now. Our news letter asked all support group leaders and members of NGDF to jump on-line if they have the ability to help answer the mail. Now about the rash! What the problem is (more than likely) is pretibal mexademia. It is a skin rash ususlly found on the legs but can be anywhere on the body. It looks like a round rash that is very warm in the middle. It can be scalely and the normal treatment is cortazone cream at bed. Cover the area with plastic wrap and put a dressing over it. If it is on the leg or arm a sock or knee high stocking will do. See Nancy Patterson’s message on rashes. Three people in my group have this rash. Talk to you all soon. I will try and get on line latter and answer the mail. Thank you Debbie, Rachel, Bruce, Joanne etc etc for helping to keep the messages answered. If I forgot anyone it was not intentional. THANKS FOR THE HELP. We get about 500 posting a month and we try to get them all answered. If we miss your question send a follow-up.
I developed a terrible itching on my torso & after 3 months noticed what looked like chigger or flea bites (scabs that kept pulling off causing bleeding.). I went to a Dermatologist who immediate said the skin problem was a side effect of Graves Disease. I had never heard of this before. He prescribed a lotion & it has definitely helped but the itching continues. I don’t think the lotion can cure the problem, only help it. Has anyone had this skin problem diagnosed as Graves Disease? I am a Senior Citizen & never had a problem with skin before or thyroid problems. Louise