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Darkness in corners of mouth

I've had this problem with dark circles in the corner of my mouth since I was a child. I have sensitive skin and used to suck my thumb ( which a dermatologist suggested may have been the cause; saliva) I have tried plenty of cremes and lip balm over the years - it has only given me relief of chapped skin but the color is still the same and it is very noticeable. I have yet to try any bleaching cremes since I'm nervous of the results.

My question is weather I should try using a type of bleaching creme or not. Also is there any other products or procedures out there that may help.
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extra virgin coconut oil...it's an all natural way to lighten skin and even skin tone.....or you can try hydroquionine although it's pretty strong or you can try african black soap my fav brand is odusun
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Hello,
Without examination,confirmation of a diagnosis is tough,but it can be due to hyperpigmentation of the skin. This darkening occurs when an excess of melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin color, forms deposits in the skin.

Treatment involves hydroquinone, azelaic acid, corticosteroids, tretinoin cream and laser treatment. Pleae discuss these options with your dermatologist before using them.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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