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Forum Name: Fungal infections

Question: removing discoloration from jock itch?

 dd2by2 - Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:50 am

i had jock itch many years ago, but it left the skin on my inner upper thighs discolored, a slight red/brown. i have read on some websites that the discoloration can be permanent. i have already tried the usual antifungal treatments,but they did nothing to remove the color. i have also tried Retin-A, didnt work either.

any suggestions?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:52 pm

User avatar Hi Dd2by,

The coloration you are seeing is likely due to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. This can take months to years to fade back to its previous color. In rare cases it may be permanent.

I am not familiar with any medications to help this. You may want to talk with a dermatologist about this to see if there is a new treatment available.

Best wishes.


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