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it is very itchy on my inner thigh. the skin is darker in that area. it gets bad when it is sweaty?

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Dr. David Wyatt
25 years experience Family Medicine
Could be....: Tinea = a fungal skin infection that notoriously likes to grow/live in dark, warm, moist areas - such as you are describing.. It can darken the skin and is best treated with keeping the area as dry and cool/aerated as possible, staying away from Hydrocortisone cream( which may lessen the itch - but can help the fungas grow) - should be treated with antifungal creams/powders daily - all are otc.
Answered on Jun 6, 2016
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Dr. David Wyatt
Dr. David Wyatt commented
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i meant you TOO.... lol
Dec 9, 2011
Dr. David Wyatt
Dr. David Wyatt commented
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you good - and have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! :)
Dec 9, 2011
Dr. David Wyatt
Dr. David Wyatt commented
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there are a few - Tinacitin, LotriminAF, Micatin, Lamisil.... any one may not work forever - so i advise after shower - dry off THOROUGHLY ( some people use a hair dryer on the area) then add cream to the warm skin and allow to soak in. if the area dries out - then add the powder again during the day... USE this regimen until the rash and itching is done AND for 1 more week - for good measure
Dec 9, 2011
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Hyperpigmentation: If you have heavy thighs and sweat heavily in that area this is inflamed skin which from a combination of itching and rubbing has developed a thickened skin with dark color. This needs o be diagnosed and treated. The color is difficult to lighten completely and will not respond to over the counter medications.
Answered on Jun 23, 2016
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Dr. David Wyatt
Dr. David Wyatt commented
25 years experience Family Medicine
excellent information Dr Westfried - totally agree!!
Dec 10, 2011
Dr. Ronald Shelton
36 years experience Dermatology
Itchy thigh skin: There may be a yeast rash called tinea versicolor. Dark, moist and warm skin may foster the growth of normal fungus on the skin. It can cause a slightly darker skin color and scaling. See a board-certified dermatologist to diagnose the problem and treat the condition.
Answered on Feb 6, 2019
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