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i have brown patches in my armpits? what is that? can i get rid of it?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Dark skin in axilla: Acanthosis nigricans is a skin disorder in which there is darker, thick, velvety skin in body folds and creases. Because acanthosis nigricans usually only changes the skin's appearance, no treatment is needed. Treat any underlying medical problem that may be causing these skin changes--obesity, diabetes, female hormones, or lymphoma. Some cases are genetic.
Answered on Sep 17, 2018

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