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What To Do About Dark Inner Thighs
Get evaluated: Various reasons for skin discoloration. Infections, irritation from clothing, cosmetic or soaps, or discoloration from the aftermath of what might have been there.Sometimes changes in the skin from friction can contribute to appearance. Acanthosis nigricans is also possible, this condition can be associated with underlying medical conditions. It's best to go to a dermatologist to be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My inner thighs are fat is that what causes my inner thighs to be dark and can working out and getting them slimmer get rid of dark inner thighs??????
Probably: The skin of your inner thighs is likely being chronically irritated from rubbing together or against your pants. This causes post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, a darkening of the skin. Preventing this rubbing by losing weight and wearing loose pants will likely allow this discoloration to resolve over time, and will yield many other health benefits. Good luck! ...Read more
Try OTC hydrocor-: tisone, and corn starch, if not better see dermatologist ...Read more
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
Etiology?: Hello. There is really not enough information provided to even hazard a guess at what the cause of your pain is. Acetominophen & non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications are often useful for pain. If you have unremitting or significant pain, please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more
One or many?: One boil can be treated with compresses. Recurrent boils need to be assessed for hidradenitis. ...Read more
What to do if I have this brown patch of skin surrounding my thigh, scrotum area. what should I do to treat it?
Here are some ...: For the time being, do nothing, especially if they have been there as long as you could remember without significant change in size and number. Meanwhile, collect the info on the onset, degree, duration, & progress of these skin patches for timely analysis by the Doc timely in the future as needed. ...Read more
How to get rid of hyperpigmentation on my inner thighs? I just lost a lot of weight and my dark inner thighs are embarrassing
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. ...Read more
What to do if I have these bumps and boils on my inner thighs are there any ways to get rid of them?
Hidradenitis: Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic skin condition that features pea-sized to marble-sized lumps under the skin. Also known as acne inversa, these deep-seated lumps typically develop where skin rubs together such as the armpits, groin, between the buttocks and under the breasts. Treatment is with antibiotics, cortisone injections, or biologics. ...Read more
I have discoloration and chaffing between my butt cheeks. what do you suggest to get my skin back to its natural color?
Decrease chafing: There may be psoriasis, yeast or fungal infection. This will not be able to treated adequately with o/c creams. Mica tin cream o/c could help a yeast or fungal infection. This could be combined as tolerated with lac5 for gradual peeling of dark skin. Top layer should be diaper cream to separate skin to decrease friction. For prescription strength cream see dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have deep red stretch marks that are on my inner thighs. What cream or procedure would work best to help me out with these?
Strivectin & mederma: I would try these creams first, they may help to fade them, surgical procedures would be very drastic. You could speak to your dermatologist about less invasive procedures that may be helpful as well. ...Read more
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
What can I do to change my purple legs to normal? I have lupus and my legs are discolored purple. I'm white complected and i want to know what to do.
Can you tell me if there is any ideas on what to do about the hyperpigmentation on my legs (darkened discoloration)?
A few causes: The treatment for the hyperpigmentation depends on the cause. If you have had injuries to your legs, the healed skin can sometimes become hyperpigmented. Keeping injured areas out of the sun and using sun screen can help. Another common cause is swelling in the legs. This can cause leakage of iron from your blood cells into the skin, causing brown discoloration. Treatment is to use support hose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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