| Does Hyperthyroidism Cause All Over Itching ?
When a person is suffering from hyperthyroidism, high levels of hormones are secreted by the thyroid gland. Unfortunately, high levels of the thyroid hormones in the blood also cause adverse effect on the skin. The skin turns dry and this causing all over itching. (See Reference 1) According to information available on the website of New Zealand Dermatological Society, the all over itching tends to get better once the hormones levels become normal due to treatment.
However, the all over itching of the skin caused due to hyperthyroidism can also be treated with the help of corticosteroidal creams and ointments. These topical creams and ointments also help to alleviate the hardness that occurs due to this condition. (See Reference 2)
However, it has been noticed that in most people the itching of the skin tends to disappear on its own without the help of treatment. This can occur months or even years later. (See Reference 2)
As mentioned previously, usually treating the thyroid condition helps to relieve the all over itching. However, the treatment adopted will depend on the cause of the hyperthyroidism. Once the proper cause of the thyroid problem is found out, the treatment can help alleviate many of the symptoms, including itching, associated with hyperthyroidism. At times, the treatment may help to significantly reduce the symptoms rather than eliminating them altogether. (See Reference 2)
Hence, if you are suffering from all over itching and also have been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism, you can be assured that this is one of the symptoms of the condition. Consult your doctor to find out what treatment measures you can adopt to alleviate or reduce the itching.
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2. Merck Manual: Hyperthyroidism