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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

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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I have dry, dark skin on my bum. Where the cheeks meet at the top. I have never had this before. Is this a cause from chafing or excess sweating?

I have dry, dark skin on my bum. Where the cheeks meet at the top. I have never had this before. Is this a cause from chafing or excess sweating?

Dry skin: There are many possible causes. First step to take care of this is to confirm good hygiene (daily shower or bath) and change underwear daily. Apply moisturizing lotion twice daily. If not better in one week, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Maderma scar lightening gel to lighten the dark skin around the anus? I have so much left over and don't have any scars to put it on

Probably: It may be ok but not sure what your goal is. This will get dark again. There are places that would do that blanching and probably last longer. Is this something that just happened or all your life. Let me know. Thanks ...Read more

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What is the best cream for lightening dark skin?

What is the best cream for lightening dark skin?

Nothing is great.: A medication like hydroquinone may take months to work and usually it’s use would be limited to a particular site on the body. ...Read more

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Hi I have a friend with a dark skin discoloration on the back of her thighs.

& your question is?: How old is your friend? How long does she have the discoloration? How dark? How extensive an area of her skin? On both thighs? Any other symptoms? And last question, why are you asking and not her? If she is concerned tell her to talk to us or her doctor, maybe even a dermatologist [skin specialist]. ...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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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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Please tell me what skin lightening cream is better for a dark skin person?

None of them: Just don't do it. In the US, where the world's trends are set, trying to change your natural color is considered the height of ignorance. Looking good is about physical fitness and self care, not skin shade. These chemicals can disfigure you -- Muchael Jackson had only a mild case and he looked awful. Embrace what nature gave you, get / stay fit and trim, and be proud of yourself. ...Read more

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I'm 31 and have dark skin where my beard grows from years of shaving. Is there any way of lightening my skin? I hear something about lemons helping.

I'm 31 and have dark skin where my beard grows from years of shaving. Is there any way of lightening my skin? I hear something about lemons helping.

Dark Skin Treatment: There are a number of topical agents that can help with hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin). Glycolic acid, tretinoin, hydroquinone, low strenght steroids, vitamin c, and Azelaic Acid are all commonly used. Chemical peeling agents are also used-- often with salicylic acid, glycolci acid or jessner's solution.
I have never used lemons, but they do contain alpha-hydroxy acids- so who knows! ...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?

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 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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I have just been wondering about my boyfriend, he has diabetes but has dark skin scars all over his leg... His ex have hiv/aids I was just wondering?

Get tested: Dark skin scars don't tell you anything about his HIV status. But you should both get tested, and should be using condoms if you don't know each other's HIV status. ...Read more

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I had a knee replacement 10 weeks ago. I have dark skin around my upper ankle that is itchy and swollen. My leg becomes restless when sitting still.?

I had a knee replacement 10 weeks ago. I have dark skin around my upper ankle that is itchy and swollen. My leg becomes restless when sitting still.?

A few thoughts: Swollen ankle could be due to surg., infection, lymphatic stasis, etc. If tiny blisters-could be Zoster. Poss. Poor circulation or nerve injury due to knee surgery.Restless legs often mean circulation prob. Or nerve inflammation in lower leg. Physical exam is imperative. If no other cause found, inflammed nerve should be considered. Treatment could incl osteopathic manipulaiton neuroprolotherapy, etc. ...Read more

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What can I do to help skin that is chaffing betweeny thighs?

What can I do to help skin that is chaffing betweeny thighs?

Corn starch to keep: Skin dry, cotton clothing to prevent allergy and irritation for a start ...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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What does it mean when you have multiple accessed on your inner thighs? There are multiple abcesses on my inner thighs and when one would rupture and drain, it'd heal but then grow back. Also the skin on my inner thighs is much darker than everywhere else

What does it mean when you have multiple accessed on your inner thighs? There are multiple abcesses on my inner thighs and when one would rupture and drain, it'd heal but then grow back. Also the skin on my inner thighs is much darker than everywhere else

Sounds: Sounds like you should see a dermatologist. You might have hidradenitis suppurativa, which is a chronic condition where one gets "boils" or "abscesses" in the groin, between the buttocks, armpits, and under the breasts. But, without seeing this, it is hard to know for sure. Sounds like you need some treatment to settle this down. ...Read more

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The skin on my inner thighs near the crotch are very dark. I'm underweight and has never been fat. Is there something I can do to get rid of it? Thank

The skin on my inner thighs near the crotch are very dark. I'm underweight and has never been fat. Is there something I can do to get rid of it? Thank

Maybe not: Darkening of skin in the genitals area, extending to the inner thighs, runs in some families. If many of the adults in the family have the same coloring, then it is likely normal for that family. One can see his primary care doctor for an opinion. The doctor may refer to an endocrinologist to see if there is a hormonal imbalance. Once in a while, hormone problems can cause skin darkening there. ...Read more

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My inner thighs have become very dark. How to lighten them to my normal skin tone?

Weight loss: You probably have acanthosis nigricans. Weight loss will lighten the area but please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the best treatment. ...Read more

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I have really dark brown to black skin in my inner thighs and underarms, how can I get rid of it??

I have really dark brown to black skin in my inner thighs and underarms, how can I get rid of it??

NotARiverInAfrica: You may have what's called "acanthosis nigricans." It can be caused by a lot of things, like pre-diabetes or thyroid or pituitary problems, obesity, birth control pills, etc and sometimes it's just there for no apparent reason. There's just as many treatments, but first you've got to make sure you don't have a medical problem. If that issue is cleared then a dermatologist could handle it. ...Read more

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I am suffering from itching and the skin becomes dark on inner thighs. Please suggest a good medicine to get relief from frequent skin itches.

I am suffering from itching and the skin becomes dark on inner thighs. Please suggest a good medicine to get relief from frequent skin itches.

Lotion: Without a better description it is hard to say exactly what is causing the itch. Could be eczema or postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, contact dermatitis from clothes or rubbing, hair follicle infection and many more. You can try a moisturizing lotion or an over the counter topical steroid assuming you don't have any allergies or other medications. Try to figure out why you are getting the itch. ...Read more

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If there is dark coloration of skin area at underarms, inner thighs and vaginal area. So what is solution? Is there any role of insulin level?

Acanthosis Nigricans: Acanthosis nigricans is a skin condition characterized by areas of dark, velvety discoloration in body folds and creases. The affected skin can become thickened and may smell bad. Most often, acanthosis nigricans affects your armpits, groin and neck. This condition can be caused by diabetes. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have darker skin on inner thighs and groin? No itching.

It can be.: It can be completely normal, especially if you have skin of color or are overweight. It may just be the result of chronic friction from walking, clothing, etc. It is also possible that a previous rash in this area will leave discoloration. It's a good idea to have your dermatologist evaluate to be certain it isn't anything that requires treatment. ...Read more

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Hi I am feeling a kind of pain in between my inner thighs even the skin has also started getting dark but the pain is unbearable as it is happening?

Hi I am feeling a kind of pain in between my inner thighs even the skin has also started getting dark but the pain is unbearable as it is happening?

Doctor can evaluate: A person with "unbearable pain" should be evaluated by a primary care doctor or by the E.R. There may be some serious medical problem. Skin pain may be due to shingles or some bacterial infection. There could be a problem with the nerves that go to the affected skin area, or a problem with the blood circulation to the area. ...Read more

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I have a rash that started in my inner thigh and its spreading fast. It leaving hard lumps too it makes my skin a darker color too?

I have a rash that started in my inner thigh and its spreading fast. It leaving hard lumps too it makes my skin a darker color too?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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When born it's only flaky. Recently my dry skin gets red or dark and scaly, flaky in areas (inner thighs, underarms, .) off & on, widenning, not itchy?

When born it's only flaky. Recently my dry skin gets red or dark and scaly, flaky in areas (inner thighs, underarms, .) off & on, widenning, not itchy?

Not normal: You should see a doctor about this. The symptoms you describe will need to be examined in person, as there are many causes for what you describe and some are serious. Good luck. ...Read more

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It is very itchy on my inner thigh. The skin is darker in that area. It gets bad when it is sweaty?

Hyperpigmentation: If you have heavy thighs and sweat heavily in that area this is inflamed skin which from a combination of itching and rubbing has developed a thickened skin with dark color. This needs o be diagnosed and treated. The color is difficult to lighten completely and will not respond to over the counter medications. ...Read more