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I got darker skin on my legs.and it shows when I wear shorts how can I lighten it?

I got darker skin on my legs.and it shows when I wear shorts how can I lighten it?

Dark skin: Likely because of exposure to sunlight. Sunscreen and use of pants/pyjamas may help. ...Read more

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The skin on my legs is changing, I have patches where appears a kind of stripes of engrossment of skin and are darker than my regular color of skin?

The skin on my legs is changing, I have patches where appears a kind of stripes of engrossment of skin and are darker than my regular color of skin?

Circulation change: By description, it sounds like you may be developing venous stasis. This condition relates to diminished return of blood in your legs, and iron deposition in the tissue above the ankle – venous stasis dermatoses, from blood backing up and secondary increased pressure. Support hose might help. Would advise an evaluation. ...Read more

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes the skin on the leg to turn dark and hard?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes the skin on the leg to turn dark and hard?

Not sure: Where to find out what you have you need to see a dermatologist. Within this venue a diagnosis cannot be made. ...Read more

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Dark large skin spots on arm and leg?

Dark large skin spots on arm and leg?

Skin spots: Several possibilities. Best to have a dermatologist take a look. ...Read more

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I had a cut on my leg and I was silly and picked the scab. Now the skin is dark purple and it's stayed like that for ages. What can help? Thank you vm

I had a cut on my leg and I was silly and picked the scab. Now the skin is dark purple and it's stayed like that for ages. What can help? Thank you vm

It would be helpful : It would be helpful to see the wound. It may have a secondary infection or other problems which inhibit wound healing how long since you picked scab. Let me know. ...Read more

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What can cause the skin on the leg to turn dark and hard?

What can cause the skin on the leg to turn dark and hard?

Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I have a skin problem on my legs its dark brown.

Skin : It is difficult to answer your questions without further history and a picture of the lesions. ...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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Boiling water on my leg, its dark and dead skin on top but no pain, using mebo cream, but I'm going on holiday(pool) in 4 dys will it be ok by then?

Boiling water on my leg, its dark and dead skin on top but no pain, using mebo cream, but I'm going on holiday(pool) in 4 dys will it be ok by then?

DR visit: I would suggest a DR visit to evaluate the burn and discover what treatment is needed.

It is impossible to make that determination in this format. ...Read more

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I itch on the insides of my legs by my testicles and the skin is darker than the rest. What could this be?

I itch on the insides of my legs by my testicles and the skin is darker than the rest. What could this be?

Fungal infection?: Ringworm of the skin is an infection caused by a fungus. This can occur on the scalp, and other parts of the body including the groin (jock itch), and feet (athlete's foot). The inflammation and infection can result in discoloration (hyperpigmentation) of the affected skin. The condition can be easily diagnosed and treated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My cousin is 21! She has darker skin between her legs and under her arms?! Is this unhealthy?! How can she lighten those areas she is uncomfy with?!

My cousin is 21! She has darker skin between her legs and under her arms?! Is this unhealthy?!  How can she lighten those areas she is uncomfy with?!

High Sugar? diet: Those could be signs of high blood sugar and a condition called metabolic syndrome. Cutting down on processed sugar and starch might help. I suggest she see a doctor for evaluation and fasting blood work. ...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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Hi, I want to ask about my skin problem i m getting patches on my skin on different places my arms, legs etc they are darker?

Hi, I want to ask about my skin problem i m getting patches on my skin on different places my arms, legs etc they are darker?

Hyperpigmentation: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih) is a frequently encountered problem and represents the sequelae of various cutaneous disorders as well as therapeutic interventions. This acquired excess of pigment can be attributed to various preceding disease processes that affect the skin such as infections, allergic reactions, mechanical injuries, reactions to medications, phototoxic eruptions, trauma. ...Read more

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How to fade away the dark mark on my daughter skin?When she was 2 y. O, I used cortisone cream on small spot on her legs. Now the mark get big.

How to fade away the dark mark on my daughter skin?When she was 2 y. O, I used cortisone cream on small spot on her legs. Now the mark get big.

leg mark: There are thousands of reasons for "marks" on the skin, but as I am wont to say, the main advantage that a dermatologist uses his/her eyes to determine the cause of the problem, and so you need to show this spot to a dermatologist asap. ...Read more

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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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I have had a skin pigment on my leg for 2 years and had grown and got darker. Is it skin cancer or melanoma?

I have had a skin pigment on my leg for 2 years and had grown and got darker. Is it skin cancer or melanoma?

ABCDEs: 21 year old lady with pigmented skin lesion. I suggest you visit a dermatologist. Are you fair skinned? Family history of melanoma? These are risk factors. Physicians examine and look for Asymmetry of the lesion, the Borders, the Color and Diameter, Evolution of the lesion. Lesions can be biopsied and pathologically examined under microscope. May just be a "sunspot" or pigmented macule/nevus. ...Read more

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I'm 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?

I'm 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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I have bruises on my legs, I don't know the cause. They start by being red and hard when I touch. After some time it gets dark and the skin peels off.

I have bruises on my legs, I don't know the cause. They start by being red and hard when I touch. After some time it gets dark and the skin peels off.

Exam-asap: this may be a coagulation or blood disorder and requires direct observation. evaluation, blood testing, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have scraped my leg under my knee last year and it has healed but the color of is darker than my skin color is that a scar? Is use of Mederma good?

I have scraped my leg under my knee last year and it has healed but the color of is darker than my skin color is that a scar? Is use of Mederma good?

Improve not remove: Yes this is most likely a scar. It sounds like post inflammatory hyperpigmentation that will most likely improve with time. However other beneficial treatments with various interventions such as silicone gels, sunscreen, avoidance of tobacco use, peel, bleaching agents, microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, laser or ipl treatments, and many more options. ...Read more

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Can u see a blood clot if its close to the skin with a flashlight? I have 2 dark spots on my leg under flashlight a slight swelling, pinching a burns

Can u see a blood clot if its close to the skin with a flashlight? I have 2 dark spots on my leg under flashlight a slight swelling, pinching a burns

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I suddenly have much darker veins on my leg-stomach area (especially when I stretch the skin) after very rigorous exercise. What could be the cause?

I suddenly have much darker veins on my leg-stomach area (especially when I stretch the skin) after very rigorous exercise. What could be the cause?

Increased Blood flow: Veins open up after exercise to return the blood used by muscles and to allow cool down of the calories you burned.
If no pain, should be no problem. If you have pain or other symptoms, then see a doc. ...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