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Post jock itch discoloration

5 years ago, I contracted jock itch and it spread in my groin area, with both inner thighs affected. It was cured eventually, however the discoloration had been there for already 4 years and it has not faded as much as I thought it would. It's still brown and is still visible even after all this time.

I have been recently applying cocoa butter cream to it as I've heard it helps scars face, but is there anything else I can do? Thanks!
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It can be due to post inflammatory hyperpigmentation or erythrasma. Erythrasma is a chronic superficial infection of the intertriginous areas of the skin. It is true that groins are effected but the typical appearance is well-demarcated, brown-red macular patches. The skin has a wrinkled appearance with fine scales.

It has to be differentiated from contact dermatitis, psoriasis, sweat dermatitis and fungal infections which may mimic it. Wood lamp examination and gram staining are the tests for its diagnosis.

I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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I m 28 and i had a jock itch which had spread on from groin to buttocks.I tried terbinaffine cream for more than a month which really improved symtomps .There is no itching at all.Which makes me feel like infection has gone away but still my skin in groin and buttocks is very dark. Is this discoloration permanent.I am so tensed about it.I really need my normal skin color back.Also i feel very embarassing.Plz suggest me a remedy for this.Will it go away completely and how long will it take to get my normal skin color black.
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