Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
179 Doctors are Online

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
Answers:  1 Views:  205
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Dermatologist 's  Response
Thanks for writing to us.
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
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor