Thursday, February 9, 2023

Dark armpits, what can be hidden behind it in health

Alok Vij, MD, dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic Explained that dark underarms may be related to diabetes”.

“It may be the first symptom in a patient who may have previously been asymptomatic or undiagnosed.”

acanthosis nigricans, a pigmentation disorder The skin that is associated with diabetes. This is when the skin becomes thick and velvety.

But, he dark armpits They can be for several reasons:

  • genetics.
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
  • Allergic contact dermatitis or skin rash.
  • Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation.
  • Psoriasis.
  • excessive sweating.
  • Shaving irritation.
  • Friction from wearing tight clothes.

Dark armpits can be a more serious problem.

After a diagnosis has been received and appropriate treatment is being received, treatments directed at the skin may be used: creams or Laser therapy to help lighten the underarms.

Other causes of dark underarms

However, dark underarms can be From irritation of the products used.

“Look for products marketed for sensitive skin,” advises Dr. Vij. “You’re looking for products that are fragrance-free, dye-free, and preservative-free.”

Doctors advise that there is no problem in Use of some home remedies like lemon.

“Lemon contains citric acid. The citric acid will help dissolve the outer layer of skin,” he says. “It’s very similar with face wash Glycolic Acid for Thinning Facial Skin”.

You can rub lemon slices under your arms. “Wait 10 minutes and then wash the area with cold water and let it dry. Another method is to make an underarm paste by mixing lemon juice with turmeric. Apply to underarms and wait 30 minutes before rinsing with cool water.”

However it is important to talk to a doctor to determine the actual cause of dark underarms.

“And if you’ve gained weight, have a family history of diabetes, and notice underarm hyperpigmentation, your doctor will want to make sure you don’t have prediabetes or diabetes.”

With information from the Cleveland Clinic.

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