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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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User :   hello?
Doctor :   hI
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   okay..I have a question about skin
User :   darkened skin on bikini area
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I was wondering what it could be because I have tried antifungal medication
User :   and also I tried erythromycin gel
User :   and nothing worked
Doctor :   Since when have you noticed these colour changes?
Doctor :   Do you have itching/burning sensation?
User :   very long ago, a few years
User :   when it started..
User :   I did have burning/itching
User :   it was reddish at first
User :   with boils
User :   but those have completely disappeared a longg time ago
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Are these areas of darkening spreading in size?
User :   they have not spread in a very long time. but they have gotten inbetween thighs a little
Doctor :   Have you seen a doctor to know the cause for this?
User :   no
User :   i should see a dermatologist
User :   i thought it would go away with the antifungal or antibiotics but no
Doctor :   SInce these rashes has been there for a long time, it need an evaluation from a dermatologist to know the cause.
User :   do you have an idea of what it could be
Doctor :   Since I cannot perform a physical examination, I cannot comment on the cause, however, if you can send me the picture of the affected area, I can be able to tell you what they may be.

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