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A 31-year-old member asked:

Does hydroquinone reduce darkness due to jockitch? how much time does it take?

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Dr. Linda Spencer
Dermatology 37 years experience
Perhaps, takes month: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, or darkness after inflammation such as from jock itch (tinea infection) can take months to disappear. Hydroquinone might shorten that time, but can also cause irritation so isn't recommended.
Last updated Oct 5, 2013


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