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How to get rid of dark patches caused by ring worm infection 13 years ago?

Age - 28, weight - 73, Height - 5'9 ...... 13 years back I had Ring worm infection on my tighs, near penis,.... without consultation I applied Dettol - gave a high burning sensation, but Issue persisted....Then I used a Cream to treat Ring worm ... and it was gone .... but skin became dark ......and its still dark after 13 years........ how can I get rid of black patches ??????
Thu, 26 Dec 2013
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I can understand your concern for dark patches caused by ring worm infection.

After reading your query it appears to be due to fungal infection. You have not told us your age and any other problem.

Fungal infection of the skin is quite common due to infection and hygiene. It is aggravated by hot weather and the further spread of infection to nearby of other parts.

To prevent the further spread maintain good hygiene by taking two times bath, wearing cotton clothes and change of clothes two times. You can also use any good medicated antiperspirant powder. Stay away from hot and humid climate.

You can use clotrimazole cream or terbinafine cream or pessary over the affected areas under medical superision.

I suggest you to take antifungal tablet by mouth such as fluconazole 150 mg alternate days for 15 days.

Lightening agents such as Kojic acid or azelaic acid cream application which you can use under dermatological guidance for the rest of dark patches
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