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Hi I previously had oily but young looking skin but 3 months

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Hi I previously had oily but young looking skin but 3 months after having a baby my skin dried out and appears old looking. I'm not sure if it had anything to do with breast feeding my baby. It's now 6 months since I had him, and my skin isn't improving. The GP gave me emollient cream but it doesn't help. Is there anything I can do? Is it worth seeing a dermatologist, or am I likely stuck with old skin now?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
It is worth seeing a dermatologist but I would think this is
a. a thyroid problem
b. a nutritional problem.

Your doctor should be able to run the following blood tests
Routine labs
TSH and T4
Iron studies and ferritin
B vitamin and folate levels.

I would suggest that first.

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