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Have hashimoto's and raynauds. Using steroid cream for neck rash. Are they related?

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Posted on Mon, 21 Jan 2013 in Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
Question: I have had a neck rash come & go for the last couple of months & was diagnosed with Hashimoto's the beginning of November. It can be itchy sometimes & other times it is more flushed than anything. Can this be caused by Hashimoto's? My doctor has given me a steroid cream to use for it, but not sure what it causing it. I only have it on my neck. Also, I have Raynauds which my feet & hands can be cold but they also sometimes will turn bright red, swell & feel hot for no reason. Can just be sitting still & they do it while in the house. Maybe that could have something to do with it. Tired of trying to figure it out.
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Answered by Dr. Ketan Vagholkar 12 hours later
Hi,
thanks for writing in.
Since you already have Hashimoto's and Raynauds there is a high likelihood of you suffering from some connective tissue disorder or autoimmune disorder. There is a high likelihood of it being early SLE. You need to consult a endocrinologist who would advise you the various specific tests which will aid in the diagnosis.
I hope this answers your querry.
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