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Which cream can i use for dark underarms ?

Hello , I have very dark under arms.Its very irritating.It is Is there any cream for this?I have never used any creams in my under-arms.So please help me.
Asked On : Mon, 17 Oct 2011
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi...Mr.Hayak............dark under arms are due to 1) simple one-Erythrsma common ..seen in warm climates ., due bacterial infection,corynebacterium minutissimum keep the area dry and use powders like imidazole.... topically use 5% erythromycin gel... relapse common in summer o.k..2) comlicated one is Acanthosis nigricans ...exclude any pathology and cancer part in the body...do carefully consult good doctor o.k best of luck..
Answered: Wed, 19 Oct 2011
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Dermatologist Dr. Puvvula Kishore Kumar's  Response
Hi...Mr.Hayak.....welcome to HCM.......dark under arms are due to 1) simple one-Erythrasma commonly seen in warm climates ., due bacterial infection,corynebacterium minutissimum ..., keep the area dry and use powders like imidazole..and..,topically use of 5% erythromycin gel... relapse common in summer o.k..2) complicated one is Acanthosis nigricans ...exclude any pathology and cancer part in the body...do carefully..,consult good doctor o.k ..best of luck..
Answered: Wed, 19 Oct 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Praveen Tayal's  Response
Hello.

Thanks for writing to us.

Comparatively dark under arm are due to overactivity of melanocytes causing excessive pigment production. This can be because of use of deodorants with alcoholic content in them which irritates the skin chronically. There are many skin creams available but their exact efficacy varies from individual to individual. It is best to consult your dermatologist for dermabrasion or skin peeling .

I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.

Regards,

Dr. Praveen Tayal




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