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What causes skin around groin to get darker?

Hi. i have eczema, and I frequently have darker skin in areas where I have eczema or from scratches. I am African American, and fairly light skinned. I have noticed that my groin area is getting darker. I do not experience rashes, scaling skin, or bumps there. It does itch from time to time. Nothing that I have tried so far seems to make the dark color go away. At first I though it was a result of shaving, but now I am not so sure.
Fri, 6 May 2016
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hello, welcom
i think it is fungal infection. it is common in thighs area and does itch
1st of all You keep these precaution in mind
1. Dont keep the area wet at all . Use powder frequently to keep it dry
2. Avoid itching and don't scratch it
3. Change the under garments
4. Don't apply and general or steroid cream like betnovate etc
5. Don't stop the medicine once you cure. Continue medicine for long time to completely kill the fungal
6. Avoid excessive sweating and wet cloths
7. Check diabetes and thyroid it is really recurrent even after proper treatment.
Now treatment part
1. Ketoconazole cream tab terbinafine 250 mg for 2 month
2. Terbinafine cream fluconazole 150 mg twice in week for 2 month
3. Tab itraconazole 200 mg once in a day any cream for 1 month
these are treatment combinations. continue it
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