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My underarms are dark how can I lighten them or fix this?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Need to see a doctor

Darkening of the armpits skin can be due to a hormonal imbalance, so a visit to a primary care doctor or an endocrinologist is needed to evaluate and perhaps check some hormone levels.
There may be a relationship to pre-diabetes. Sometimes, there is no disorder, but the darkening is instead runs in the family. If it is familial, it will be very difficult to change the coloring.

In brief: Need to see a doctor

Darkening of the armpits skin can be due to a hormonal imbalance, so a visit to a primary care doctor or an endocrinologist is needed to evaluate and perhaps check some hormone levels.
There may be a relationship to pre-diabetes. Sometimes, there is no disorder, but the darkening is instead runs in the family. If it is familial, it will be very difficult to change the coloring.
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