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Dark inner thigh. Used clotrimazole for fungal infection on the back. Can I use same medication on the thighs too?

hi! I ve been having a major problem about my inner thighs! in between my thighs it s a brownish darkish color I ve tried different things for a couple weeks but stopped because I didn t really see results.. or I got lazy!! I had gotten this cream ( clotrimazole cream usp 1%) from the doc a while back because I had dark spots I think it was fungus on my back, I used it and the dark fungi spots went away! I was thinking do u think it would help my inner thighs get lighter if I applied the cream? I just really need to get rid of the darkness I feel so ugly with it! please help
Asked On : Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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Clotrimazole worked on your back as you had an active fungal infection lesion.
Now over your thighs what you have is post infalmmatory hyperpigmentation . This area of body is prone to friction and sweat and therefore chances of darkening of skin are more. Here clotrimazole an antifungal cream would not help.
You may require application of pigmetation reducing creams like kojic acid glycolic acid or hydroquinone to reduce the pigmentation at the mentioned site.
Hope that helped.
Take care
Answered: Tue, 30 Jul 2013
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