Dark skin and ring worm: groin


Hello Doc,

Good Morning!!

I was actually looking for some blog like this from long.

Let me tell you about my problem… I am 28 years old and I used to have deadly itching around my pubic region from very long. I think it started when i was in class 9th.

I used to scratch a lot and slowly i observed that i had developed ringworm (aka daad in Hindi) in all that region. I used to scratch like anything and sometimes even blood used to come out.

And lately it started spreading like anything, from my panty line to inner thigh. It lived with my since more than 7 years and i became used to it. During summers its worse due to sweating and somehow i started living with it.

But since now I am getting married in a month and i wanted to get rid of this so i started using Foredom skin cream from cipla and it magically gave me relief from my itching. I am now applying this from quite a while and now there doesnt seem any ringworm or its now very less. But the skin color now seems to be dark. I am a fare guy but that region is quite dark.

Would really appreciate your help here.

Many Thanks,

Dapinder Singh


Dear Dapinder,

Thanks for contacting me. If you did have a ring work for so many years and you were constantly scratching, the area would have become dark simply from scratching I am afraid. It takes a long time for that to get back to normal. Suggest trying a urea based cream twice a day and that would take away the dark skin slowly. Obviously it would also be important to make sure that the infection is gone!


Dr.Sasi Attili


About Dr.Sasi Attili

Dr. Sasi Kiran Attili is the founder of Online Skin specialist LTD and is the principal consultant on this website panel. He is a UK trained/ accredited consultant dermatologist & Dermatopathologist. He is a member of the British Association of Dermatologists. He currently works as a Private Consultant Dermatologist in Leeds. Appointments can be booked by calling on 07952708911.
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One Response to Dark skin and ring worm: groin

  1. sel says:

    i have the same problem. i have dark groin now because of ringworm. i applied ERASE SOLUTION to lessen the pigmentation, when it starts peeling it become itchy again until it develops ringworm again. what do you think is the problem doc. thanks.

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