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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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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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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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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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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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How can I get rid of inner thigh rash from chafing?

How can I get rid of inner thigh rash from chafing?

Get checked: Some rashes caused by weight gain are fungal in origin. An otc antifugal might work, if not improved see your physician also try to do something to prevent the contiued chafing. ...Read more

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Darkening Of Skin (Definition)

When skin starts to darken it can be from bruising, sun damage, skin stains from previous acne, previous injuries, hematomas, spider vein removal, por circulation, aging, and much more. We treat ...Read more


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