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Treatment for dark inner tighs, pubic areas. CANDID-B cream.

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Hlo doctor, i m seemu, 28 years old. My problem is that i have dark inner thighs and pubic areas and today i observed an fissure on anal region too. For treating dark areas i used all home remedies, candid b cream, peeling cream bt all in vain. Evn i feel irritation and itchiness and swelling on areas near labia minora. Please prescribe me some medicines to treat this problem... Thank you

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Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
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Thank you for your query at
I understand your concern.
It will be really helpful if you can attach a high-resolution picture of the areas of your thighs where they have turned dark? When did this darkening process start? Does the skin peel too?
Kindly attach the images here.
Dr. Jay

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Could u tell me the possible reasons for the discoloration of the skin? How much time it would take to be normal after the application of vitamin c serum? Could u suggest me some skin lightening cream for inner thighs and pubic areas which is more effective and available on local chemist stores of himachal pradesh.


Thanks for posting your query. I can understand your concern. Thanks for the pictures. I am not able to appreciate the dark areas clearly however since the photos are taken from up close. If you can send pics which are zoomed out, it will be better.

I would recommend application of vitamin c serum on the darkened areas which would help in lightening of the skin. Also you can take tab. Claritin once daily to control the itching that you mentioned. Application of cortisone cream mixed with Mupirocin cream twice a day for a week will help in controlling the swelling and irritation.

In case my suggestions do not improve your concern it would be best to consult your dermatologist.

Please let me know if you have any queries. Take care

Patient replied :

Ok doctor, as u told.. Constant friction causes darkening of skin... But my pubic area is also dark.. I m confused and afraid from a very long period... Whether my problem of dark areas is due to some bacterial, yeast infection or hormonal imbalance problem.. How can i figure out this? Wat do you conclude from the symptoms i told?


Thanks for your reply.

Constant friction of the thighs while walking or repeated yeast and bacterial infection cause darkening of the skin. Since its a sensitive area it would be best to apply vitamin c which is a mild lightening agent. It may take around 2 to 3 months to start showing effect. Lightening of the skin is a very slow process and usually takes 3 to 6 months to start showing effect.

The other recommendation would be glycolic acid 6 % cream but that can be used only for 15 mins and has to be washed off, as its a very strong cream.

Please let me know if you have any queries.
Take care


Thanks for your reply.

The pubic area could be dark due to recurrent bacterial and yeast infection in that area and resulting scratching of the area. Hormonal imbalance if present wil cause darkening in other body folds also like armpits, neck etc.

I would recommend that you start applying the creams i suggested for lightening.

In case you get any infections please get treatment for it immediately.

Take care

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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