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How do I lighten the dark skin on my inner thighs due to chafing?

How do I lighten the dark skin on my inner thighs due to chafing?

Skin lightening: There are the otc products like meladerm cream, dermology skin brightener and skin bright skin brightener that work welll. There is also kojic acid, ambi fade cream, palmers fade cream, and others. Your dermatologist can write for a stronger bleaching cream called hydroquinone. ...Read more

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Chafing (Definition)

Chafing is skin irritation because of something rubbing against the skin, such as from clothing or sports equipment. Helpful ideas include avoiding rough clothing, wearing 100\% cotton fabric, cutting off clothing tags, or changing to different types of sports clothes and sports activities to decrease the rubbing on ...Read more


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Hi i've had jock itch for some time now and have developed dark skin on the inner thigh. I was wondering what it was and how to treat it. Thanks?

Hi i've had jock itch for some time now and have developed dark skin on the inner thigh. I was wondering what it was and how to treat it.  Thanks?

Tinea cruris: The discoloration is due to a fungal infection. A prescription for and topical antifungal medication from your primary care doctor should clear it up. ...Read more

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I m 20 yr old gal i hav fair complexion but i hav dark inner thighs n white spots on them.how do i get rid of dark skin n da spots?

I m 20 yr old gal i hav fair complexion but i hav dark inner thighs n white spots on them.how do i get rid of dark skin n da spots?

?type of fungus: You may have a common type of skin condition in the inner thigh which may be treatable. Get an evaluation and check for possible tineal (fungal) infections etc. and then once diagnosed, the proper treatment would be available. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Bumpy rash on inner thigh near vagina? Not inside of my vagina or lips and I'm pregnant. Possible causes? Chafed skin from shaving? First time w/ this

Bumpy rash on inner thigh near vagina? Not inside of my vagina or lips and I'm pregnant. Possible causes? Chafed skin from shaving? First time w/ this

Ingrown hair ? : Have your dermatologist or OB eyeball the skin, dies not sound serious, but it's important to have a set of trained eyes on the subject. ...Read more

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Big swollen pimples, chafing dark skin around the pantyline, brown, grey, yellow discharge foul smell, i need a cure. Please help. Do i need a doctor?

Big swollen pimples, chafing dark skin around the pantyline, brown, grey, yellow discharge foul smell, i need a cure. Please help. Do i need a doctor?

Hidradenitis?: You should see a doctor. In particular you may want to consider seeing either a dermatologist or a general surgeon. If this is hidradenitis suppurativa then early treatment can be effective and improve quality of life. The sooner you see someone the sooner this can be correctly diagnosed. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I use for my dark inner thighs I have lost a lot of weight but my inner thighs are not lightening up, ! please help?

What can I use for my dark inner thighs I have lost a lot of weight but my inner thighs are not lightening up, ! please help?

Already did : Congratulations on loosing weight! the friction between the thighs is likely the cause of the hyper pigmentation. Since you lost weight the friction is reduced and the color should start lightening naturally. Make sure any treatment is adequate for you natural skin color. A common home remedy is using lemon juice (wash after application). ...Read more

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How can I get lighten dark skin on the back of my thighs?

How can I get lighten dark skin on the back of my thighs?

Bleaching agents: Topical bleaching creams such as hydroquinone, azelaic acid, kojic acid, and newer bleaching agents such as elure can help lighten hyperpigmented or darker areas. Combining a bleaching agent with an exfoliant such as glycolic acid or tretinoin can help to enhance the effects of the bleaching agent by allowing for deeper penetration into the skin. Important to avoid sun damage or exposure. ...Read more

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My inner thighs are really black as compared to the rest of my body. I am of African descent. Is there any safe skin lightening cream I could use?

My inner thighs are really black as compared to the rest of my body. I am of African descent. Is there any safe skin lightening cream I could use?

Follow Dermatology: If you are trying to lighten areas of your skin the best way to treat your skin is having a Dermatologist prescribe a safe cream for you. While there are many Over the Counter medications, there can be risk to using lightening creams. Be careful when using these creams and use them under the direction of a physician ...Read more

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How do I get rid of dark skin in between my thigh?

Reduce sweat/inflame: This is a secondary response to moisture, abrasion and subsequent inflammation. Keeping the contact and moisture to a minimum (reducing intertrigo erythema) will help reduce the inflammation and thickened skin. Skin tags are very common if this persists. ...Read more

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