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What can cause a dark skin in under arms, inner thighs and genital parts?

Hi , I am very fair but under arms, inner thighs and genital parts are very dark . How can i make it fairer. I am an Indian origin. is it any kind of fungal infection how can i get rid of this. I am slightly over weight. recently i started applying melacare cream will this help me in the long run?
Mon, 12 Oct 2020
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Hi,

It seems to be acanthosis nigricans. I would recommend you to go for thyroid function tests, serum insulin level and fasting blood sugar levels checked to find out the cause of your problem.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, Dermatologist
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What can cause a dark skin in under arms, inner thighs and genital parts?

Hi, It seems to be acanthosis nigricans. I would recommend you to go for thyroid function tests, serum insulin level and fasting blood sugar levels checked to find out the cause of your problem. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, Dermatologist