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Itchy, scaly, dark patches of skin on both lower legs since a kid. Problem is now it's increasing..Wht shld I do? Is the dark skin permanent?

Itchy, scaly, dark patches of skin on both lower legs since a kid. Problem is now it's increasing..Wht shld I do?  Is the dark skin permanent?

Sounds like Eczema: Could be eczema which can get worse over time. Avoid long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream. Use at least twice a day. For eczema flares, apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. Dark skin can improve over time with proper treatment. ...Read more

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How to get rid of dark skin and itching around the leg?

How to get rid of dark skin and itching around the leg?

A couple of ideas: The lower legs, around the ankle, are susceptible to skin problems because the skin is so thin and has a less than optimal blood supply. It gets drier and more easily irritated, and the veins may leak fluid and blood cells, causing a darker color--stasis dermatitis. But this would be uncommon at age 23. First you need to moisturize generously and then see a Dermatologist for a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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5 days ago a small infection appeared on inner side of my legs.The infection increased in size (2-3cm diam), dark skin and it bleeds. How to cure it?

5 days ago a small infection appeared on inner side of my legs.The infection increased in size (2-3cm diam), dark skin and it bleeds. How to cure it?

Cannot diagnose: You should show this to a professional. These are generally superficial fungal skin infections but if that was the case and you were not vigorously scratching it should not be bleeding. Get this looked at. ...Read more

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How to get rid of dark skin in between legs? And on vaginal area?

How to get rid of dark skin in between legs? And on vaginal area?

Pigment cells: Those are a concentration of pigment cells and are more common in obese or recent weight loss patients, it is also more common in italians, greeks, and other dark skin individuals. I would not advise skin lightening creams as it is too close to the sensitive vaginal area. ...Read more

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Im dark skin and I have these dark spot especially on my legs...Spot that as been created from cuts or ants bite.How to get rid of them please help?

Im dark skin and I have these dark spot especially on my legs...Spot that as been created from cuts or ants bite.How to get rid of them  please help?

Post-inflammatory pi: Dark color left after any injury or irritation. See a dermatologist for prescriptions. Meanwhile try otc Hydrocortisone daily. You may also find otc fade cream (hydroquinone). You can use both. Treatment will be months to years. ...Read more

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Are there any over-the-counter products proven to remove dark skin spots on face legs and arms?

Are there any over-the-counter products proven to remove dark skin spots on face legs and arms?

Hydroquinone: There are a variety of over the counter products that contain a bleaching agent called hydroquinone. My favorite is one called ambi that is usually around $10-15. Apply it 1-2 times daily for 2 months. If that does not lighten the spots up, you should stop using it and see a dermatologist for other options. ...Read more

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I could not stop scratching between my legs . Rashes, dark skin and feels wety between my legs , area around private par. Anus itching starting too.

I could not stop scratching between my legs . Rashes, dark skin and feels wety  between my legs , area around private par. Anus itching starting too.

Fungal infection?: May be from a fungal infection especially if you sweat a lot and are overweight. Try some talcum powder on a regular basis on the area and/or antifungal cream. If not helpful, see your doctor. ...Read more