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i shave my armpits regularly, but they always look dark. how can i get rid of this?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let see if can help: Causes of dark armpits and inner thighs: shaving, deodorant reaction, dead skin cells, weight gain, and friction. There some wieghting product in the market looke up.Good luck.Thank you for this intresting questio.
Answered on Jan 9, 2013
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Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Thickened skin: This can be a condition called pseudoacanthosis nigrocans which is found in overweight people. It amy also effect the neck. The other possibility is irritation from underarm deodorant or a bacterial infection. Prescription creams can address these problems and lighten the color.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016

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