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Have dark skin on butt, inner thighs despite applying moisturizer. Remedy?

Hello Doctor, My skin is very dark near my butt and inner thighs compared to my rest of the body. I apply moisturizer on my butt. How can i get rid of this dark skin on my butt on my inner thighs? I am male/26 years old. I am going to get married in a year time and therefore you understand my problem. Since i have a year in hand can you suggest any remedy which can at least make it less darker over time.
Asked On : Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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Welcome to healthcare magic.
You have pigmentation over inner thighs and buttocks. I guess you don't have itching there as you didn't mention it. If itching is there i will recommend you to treat for fungal infection.
It looks like you have Acanthosis nigricans. It is usually seen in slightly overweight individuals. Weight reduction will be the best treatment in your case. You may also try a cream containing kojic acid twice a day. You may continue the moisturizer, i will recommend an aloevera containing moisturizer.
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Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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