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Dry Skin

You may have an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism).

You can find out whether you have hypothyroidism with a simple blood test that determines the levels of a hormone called TSH. Contact your doctor's office to find out whether you have had a TSH test in the past.

 

Even if you do have an underactive thyroid, there may also be other reasons for your dry skin.

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