A 25-year-old female asked:
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i'm a black woman and have had a very itchy labia for months. my labia is now light from scratching. i've used yeast creams, cortisone, & steroid cream. what is the cause? will i get my color back?

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Dr. Marni Friedman
Specializes in Family Medicine
? cause: Anything that causes inflammation of skin can cause permanent pigment changes. Light people can get dark marks; darker skin can get either more or less pigmented areas. It is hard to say what is causing your itch. Your best bet for normalizing the color of the affected skin is to control the itching with oral medication to stop your scratching.
Answered on Jan 10, 2014
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