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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.
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:52 pm||
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.
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