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It is very itchy on my inner thigh. The skin is darker in that area. It gets bad when it is sweaty?
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Hyperpigmentation
If you have heavy thighs and sweat heavily in that area this is inflamed skin which from a combination of itching and rubbing has developed a thickened skin with dark color. This needs o be diagnosed and treated.
The color is difficult to lighten completely and will not respond to over the counter medications.

In brief: Hyperpigmentation
If you have heavy thighs and sweat heavily in that area this is inflamed skin which from a combination of itching and rubbing has developed a thickened skin with dark color. This needs o be diagnosed and treated.
The color is difficult to lighten completely and will not respond to over the counter medications.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. David Wyatt
excellent information Dr Westfried - totally agree!!
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology
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In brief: Itchy thigh skin
There may be a yeast rash called tinea versicolor. Dark, moist and warm skin may foster the growth of normal fungus on the skin.
It can cause a slightly darker skin color and scaling. See a board-certified dermatologist to diagnose the problem and treat the condition.

In brief: Itchy thigh skin
There may be a yeast rash called tinea versicolor. Dark, moist and warm skin may foster the growth of normal fungus on the skin.
It can cause a slightly darker skin color and scaling. See a board-certified dermatologist to diagnose the problem and treat the condition.
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dr. Ronald Shelton
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Dr. David Wyatt
Family Medicine
In brief: Could be....
Tinea = a fungal skin infection that notoriously likes to grow/live in dark, warm, moist areas - such as you are describing.
. It can darken the skin and is best treated with keeping the area as dry and cool/aerated as possible, staying away from Hydrocortisone cream( which may lessen the itch - but can help the fungas grow) - should be treated with antifungal creams/powders daily - all are otc.

In brief: Could be....
Tinea = a fungal skin infection that notoriously likes to grow/live in dark, warm, moist areas - such as you are describing.
. It can darken the skin and is best treated with keeping the area as dry and cool/aerated as possible, staying away from Hydrocortisone cream( which may lessen the itch - but can help the fungas grow) - should be treated with antifungal creams/powders daily - all are otc.
Dr. David Wyatt
Dr. David Wyatt
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Dr. David Wyatt
there are a few - Tinacitin, LotriminAF, Micatin, Lamisil.... any one may not work forever - so i advise after shower - dry off THOROUGHLY ( some people use a hair dryer on the area) then add cream to the warm skin and allow to soak in. if the area dries out - then add the powder again during the day... USE this regimen until the rash and itching is done AND for 1 more week - for good measure
Dr. David Wyatt
you good - and have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! :)
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