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Have black marks on inner thighs. I am Overweight. Remedy?

Yes my name is Monique Wallace and I always wonder the black marks of the skin that look like smudges it located the both of my inner thigh it been there for many many years I'm a little over weigth but I don't remember having it when I was smaller in my younger years I don't know what it is can you tell me doctor I always wonder what it
Asked On : Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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Thanks for the query.
In large number of cases it may be due to being obese where it can result due to increase in insulin levels in blood resulting in a spillover of insulin in the skin causing more melanin production and ultimately resulting in dark patches called as ACANTHIOSIS NIGRICANS.
Sometimes obesity may result in friction of thigh skin resulting in dark skin.

Treatment is eating healthy, doing regular exercises and losing weight.
However sometimes it can be due to diabetes or rarely in cancer also or in polycystic ovary syndrome.
You may consult your doctor for the relevant investigations.

You may apply locally aloe Vera or cocoa butter along with lifestyle modifications.
Best of luck
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