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I'm 28 yr old female.. On my inner thigh/groin area I have

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Hi! I'm 28 yr old female.. On my inner thigh/groin area I have developed spots, they are just a darker pigmentation than my normal color. They are not raised, and they do not irritate me. One appeared about a year ago and since more have slowly showed up. Any insight is appreciated!
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 4 months ago.

Hi there.
Thank you for your question.
I am Dr. SH and will be helping you out with your concerns today.

Expert:  Dr. SH replied 4 months ago.

Can you please attach a picture or two here for me to have a look at and to be able to give you a better opinion.
Thank you

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Hi, considering the area that's the best I can get. Hope it helps! Thank you
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I should mention, I had a baby in September of 2014, one spot was there, and I asked my Obgyn about it, but she brushed it off and said its nothing to worry about
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 4 months ago.

Thank you for your response.

Can you please get me a few more pictures with better lighting, some a little more zoomed in and some with better lighting.

I would appreciate that.

Thank you

Expert:  Dr. SH replied 4 months ago.

I will answer your question now based on the image that you have provided.

You are most likely having what is called as Tinea versicolor.

This is a fungal infection of the skin and forms oval or round patches on the skin like what you are having at the moment.

This can be simply treated with over-the-counter topical applications like monistat skin cream applied two to three times a day for five to seven days.

Fungal infections of the skin happen very commonly in people who sweat a lot and tend to happen more commonly in Summer season as fungi love to grow on moist skin.

It is something very common and nothing to worry about.

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