Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
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.