What do I need to know about caring for someone with diffuse goiter?

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Be sure someone with diffuse goiter is taking any medications as recommended by his or her doctor. Watch for worsening symptoms such as difficulty breathing or swallowing, and tell a doctor immediately in the cases these arise. Also be sure the person is not experiencing discomfort from less-severe symptoms of diffuse goiter, such as bulging eyes. You may want to offer the person eye drops or a wet cloth.

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