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Itchy rashes on vaginal lip, stopped using mupirocin, rashes dried and turning black. Cause?

Hello doctor. I m 18 years old and i had rashes on my vaginal lips november of last year. I consulted it with a dermatologist and she prescribed me a topical medication which is Mupirocin. I used the cream for about 3 weeks and stopped because it didn t have any positive effect. Now, my rashes have dried out and it has turned black. The entirety of my vaginal lips is now black in color. But now, the itching happens from time to time. I haven t had sexual intercourse of any kind. What is it then? Thank you.
Asked On : Fri, 15 Jun 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
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Whenever there is excessive itching due to rashes, the area usually turns black. This is called lichenification. For this, I think you would be better off applying a topical steroid like Betanate or Cutivate or Cinalog. This needs to be applied twice daily on the affected area. You'll be fine in about 1-2 weeks.
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OBGYN Dr. Rakhi Tayal's  Response
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From your description it seems to be a skinb related problem- may be dermatitis or allergy. Since the area has now turned black, it is likely to heal spontaneously. You can apply 1% hydrocortisone ointment for itching.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal
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