Thanks for posting your query at DoctorSpring.com
I can understand your concern.
Yes, a thyroid disorder is one of the considerations.
However, I would suggest that you send me a picture of the skin on your arms and legs, trunk and scalp.
That would help me understand the severity of your condition and what it really is.
Patient replied :
What about the other symptoms? Do you think I have a thyroid problem?
Thanks for the pictures.
You surely have an extremely dry skin. With the history of recurrent cold that you provided, you seem to be having atopic dermatitis and mild ichthyosis as well.
I would recommend the use of oat meal baths, thick Emollient creams thrice a day in slightly wet skin. You should not rub the skin dry thoroughly and preferably avoid showers.
Also use of tacrolimus lotion will be helpful to you in getting your condition under control.
You will need a prescription for it.
Hope my suggestions are helpful to you.
Please let me know if you have any queries.
Yes, I forgot to add.
There could be an underlying thyroid disorder. It will be best to get the levels checked .
Hope this was helpful,