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Have sinusitis, alopecia barbae and white nails tips. Blood test showed borderline thyroid level. Suggestion?

Hi I have been suffering from the below symptoms: 1. Whitening of Nails tips and it spreads down 2. Alopecia Barbae which is spreading for past 8 months 3. I m also having Sinusitus The Blood Tests were all taken and it revealed that there is a very Mild Thyroid Border level Fluctuation. I went to Dermatologist and he gave me some lotion and ointment to apply. Now day before Yesterday i noticed that there are some brown spots that are formed on my body. Could you please suggest me what the issue would be? Which Speciality Doctor i have to consult.
Asked On : Thu, 28 Feb 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

I understand your concerns.

1. Whitening of nail tips may be due to anemia or another circulation disorder. I wonder if you have been taking multivitamin/multimineral supplements, and would recommend it if you have not. Also Iron supplements to increase your hemoglobin might help with the condition.
2. Alopecia barbae is a very common condition and unless you plan on having a beard it is not at all concerning. I would not give this diagnosis much thought. I usually recommend that my patient stop taking any oral medications for skin disorders like hair loss. However if your condition is improving, I would leave that upto you and your dermatologist to determine.
3. Sinusitis is easily treated. Avoiding the allergen is the easiest thing to do to avoid sinusitis. I also recommend my patient to use antiallergy medications for sinusitis if it is very bad. The most common medicines that are used are antihistaminic agents. I recommend that you visit with an allergist / immunologist for the right medications.

I hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day!
Answered: Sat, 8 Jun 2013
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