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My Skin Between Legs Is Dark
Dark skin: Likely because of exposure to sunlight. Sunscreen and use of pants/pyjamas may help. ...Read more
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
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
I have tremendous blemilshed all over my body I have had animals in the past I am brown skin and the blemished are dark circles all over my legs help?
Skin lightening agen: You need to see a doctor or a medical esthetician to get a got product to lighten your spots. ...Read more
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
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
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
I have dark skin and I have flat warts on my legs what are my options to remove them so I don't have dis coloration?
See a dermatologist: Find out what these are and ask them this question. ...Read more
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?
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
Wonder if what kind of disease is this, I have an itchy skin on my leg, every time that I scratch, it turns quickly wounds. I have large dark spot :((?
Skin lesion: Need to see it before I can help you with this question. ...Read more
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
5 days ago a small infection appeared on inner side of my legs. The infection increased in size (2-3cm diam), dark skin and it bleeds. How to cure it?
Call your doctor: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more
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?!
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
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
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
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
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
I have notice lately one dark spot appears in my skin stay there for few days and disappears again. It has happened few times in arms and legs?
Fixed drug eruption: This could be a fixed drug eruption. Usually it is due to something that is taken on an intermittent basis. ...Read more
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 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
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
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
Yes: See dermatologist for bleaching cream topical meds ...Read more
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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