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Black spots under arms with itchy rashes on forearm.

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I have some black spots in my under arms since last 2 yrs
Initially i thought it is due to use of deoderant
They are not increasing as of now but want to get waya from them ..

I also have some rashes on my formarms which creates Itching

Pictures attached for your review
I have Hypothyroidism and medication is 100mg Thyroxin Daily

Please suggest

Category: Dermatologist

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Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
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Thanks for posting your query on
I can understand your concern.
You seem to be having dermatitis on your forearms. This could occur due to an allergy to the sun.
It would be best to apply Cortisone cream on it twice a day for a week and see if it helps.
If it doesn't then it would be best to visit your dermatologist for a physical examination to confirm the diagnosis as its difficult to confirm the diagnosis on a picture without physically examining the lesion.
Please send a picture of the concern in your underarms.

Patient replied :

Hi Mam
Thx for response
As far as fore arms are concerned ,I travel in car and rerely come in contact with Sunlight
i will take care
But What about arm pits..

No image has been received as requested. Kindly upload a high resolution image of the affected armpits. This will help in diagnosis.
If you are unable to upload it as a follow-up, you can email the same to [email protected].

Patient replied :

I am again re forwarding Pictures..
These are in best available Pixels from 20 MP Camera..


Thank you for your reply.

This is pityriasis versicolor. It's a superficial fungal skin infection. I would recommend application of clotrimazole cream twice a day for three weeks. It will take Atleast 6 weeks to regain normal skin color.

Feel free to discuss further,

Patient replied :

Thx Doctor, any further details of Cortisone.. What I am getting here is an eye ointment


Cortisone cream is available as cortaid cream and is usually over the counter. It is a very mild Steroid cream.


Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar
Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
Diploma in Dermatology - Royal College Of Physicians & Surgeons Of Glasgow, UK , 2010
Residency - DNB, Dermatology -  K.J Somaiya Hospital, Mumbai, 2009
Medical School & Internship - MBBS - Dr. D . Y . Patil Medical College, Mumbai, 2004
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