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I have severe dark underarms. I have never shaved

Hi, I am 28 years old married female. My skin colour is wheatish to dark i have severe dark underarms since i remember. i have never shaved..only got waxed. And dont use deos. i don t sweat lot also. Please suggest how to get cure?
Sat, 1 Oct 2011
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Dermatologist 's  Response
hi
it may be due to-
-family factor
-heavy weight
--high sugar level
-genetic
due to constant friction darkness can be increase.
better to apply talcum powder
which will reduce friction and perspiration.
u should consult dermatologist to get examine
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Shailaja's  Response
Thanks for the reply but its not genetic,sugar level.even i am slim.May be the other reasons..Can you prescribe any creams ?
Dermatologist Dr. Gaurav Patel's  Response
you can apply candid b cream for a month
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Chacey's  Response
i think skin lightening creams could help. i'm using Metaderm right now and it truly lightens my underarms. just be careful on the ingredients. this one is safe. i\d recommend this for you.
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