Sorry to hear about your sisters problem but I am glad that you are seeking medical attention for the same. Thyroid function tests
(which include T3, T4 and TSH
) are very sensitive to pick up any abnormality in thyroid hormone levels. An even more sensitive test is free T3 and T4 but only a select labs offer this test.
Her dry skin
and hair loss can be explained by low thyroid levels, which can only be corrected by thyroxine
tablet. Usually this has to be take life long and is a very safe tablet.
I would recommend that you visit and endocrinologist
with the test reports.
Hope your sister gets well soon.