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what is treatment for dark areas in elbow, knee and between legs? what about using lemon for that area, is it helpful?

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Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Pigmentation: I don't think it will help. Most of the time it is from pigmentation after skin disease. Should get lighter eventually but could take ears. If pigmentation came on recently without any skin issues from before you should see a doc because it could be rarely a condition called acanthosis nigricans which is a manifestation of other internal diseases.

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