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Doctor insights on: How Do You Get Rid Of Dark Under Arms And Make Them Lighter Again

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How do you get rid of dark under arms and make them lighter again?

How do you get rid of dark under arms and make them lighter again?

Acanthosis Nigricans: Make sure you do not have this condition before you attempt to lighten your skin. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of dark under arms and or inner thighs?

How can I get rid of dark under arms and or inner thighs?

Depends on cause: Hydroquinone based creams are used to help lighten dark spots. What you are describing, however, could be a condition called acanthosis nigricans. This is commonly associated with high Insulin levels and Insulin resistance. I see it frequently in patients who are significantly overweight. If that is what you have, it needs to be addressed by your doctor. ...Read more

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How to get rid of dark scars on legs and arms caused by scratching mosquito bites?

How to get rid of dark scars on legs and arms caused by scratching mosquito bites?

Stop Scratching !: Dr. L.Ciraldo recommends several different approaches: Cortisone cream, OTC fade cream, or cocoa butter can be applied to darkened lesions to help fade scars. ...Read more

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I have dark under arms from shaving, any recommendations on how to lighten or get rid of the dark spots?

I have dark under arms from shaving, any recommendations on how to lighten or get rid of the dark spots?

Things to try: You may need to consider another form of hair removal- like waxing or electrolysis- because shaving often causes this. You can also try rubbing lemon juice on your underarms before you bathe and use moisturizer after. Deodorant use can also contribute to dark underarms, so cutting back there can help too.You can try a clay-based lightening skin mask from a beauty store or sandalwood and rose water ...Read more

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Dark spots on hair follicles on arms and sometimes have white stuff coming out. What are these and how do I get rid of these?

Dark spots on hair follicles on arms and sometimes have white stuff coming out. What are these and how do I get rid of these?

KP: If mainly on your upper arms, it's possibly keratosis pilaris. May want to consider applying am-lactin, lac-hydrin, or cerave sa a couple times a day (all are over the counter). ...Read more

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How do I get rid of deep dark old scars caused by scabs and insect bites etc. I have tried everything it's all over my buttock and arms etc. Plz help!

How do I get rid of deep dark old scars caused by scabs and insect bites etc. I have tried everything it's all over my buttock and arms etc. Plz help!

Protect skin: This can be a difficult problem to fix. Some find products such as Mederma to be helpful. In general, keeping those areas well-moisturized and protected from the sun may improve the appearance. It can take months to know if you are improving, but persistence can pay off. Another option is to see a dermatologist. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Ihave eczema on my arms and i was prescribed hydrocortisone. Now i have eczema again and i have dark patches on my arms. How do i get rid of it quick?

Ihave eczema on my arms and i was prescribed hydrocortisone. Now i have eczema again and i have dark patches on my arms. How do i get rid of it quick?

Hard to tell: Since hydrocortisone actually lightens the skin, I presume that the dark patches are residual from the original skin rash or from your scratching . Since the resolution of the rash depends on what the disease condition is, it would be impossible to estimate a recovery time. A dermatologist can Rx a combination cream to reduce the pigmentation but it usually improve in a few weeks only its own ...Read more