What could be the cause for my itchy dark patches below my waist and above my vagina?

Q. What causes dark patches around the waist and vagina?

Answered by
Dr. Sugreev Singh
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 12, 2021

Hello doctor,

I am getting dark patches below my waist area and above my vagina. It keeps itching, and I have tried applying aloe vera gel and Soframycin, but they did not help.

Kindly give your suggestion.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

Thank you for writing, and I can understand your concern.

I need to see the picture of the dark patches to suggest you the appropriate medicine. Usually, such dark patches can be due to weight gain or infection. So please attach a picture of dark patches.

Thank you.

Hello doctor,

Thanks for the reply.

I have this dark patches for several weeks. I m 48 kg, and I have not gained any weight recently.




Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Thank you for the quick reply.

These are not dark patches. This lesion is due to sexually transmitted infections such as Candida or herpes.

Please apply ointment Beclometasone and Clotrimazole once daily before sleeping, take tablet Cetirizine 10 mg once a day before sleeping.

1) Do you have itching?

2) Is there any discharge from the vagina?

3) Do you have a history of unprotected sex?

4) Does your partner has similar rashes?

Revert with the answers.

Thank you.

Differential diagnosis:


Preventive measures:

Wash underwear with warm water regularly, avoid sexual contact for two weeks.

Hello doctor,

Thank you so much for your reply. It this really serious as other sexually transmitted diseases? I am little worried now. Also, I have itching but there is no vaginal discharge. I have had unprotected sex only once. But I got these itchy feeling before that itself. Also, my partner has similar rashes on his body for which he is under medication.

Is it something very serious? Please let me know



Welcome back to icliniq.com.

It seems like a sexually transmitted infection as you both have similar symptoms. So avoid sexual contact for two weeks and take the medicines prescribed above.

Also, take tablet Cefixime 200 mg twice a day for five days.

Revert after five days.


Hey, i am taking the meds as prescribed.
My itching has reduced as compared to the itching which use to happen before.
But the itching hasn’t gone completely, but i can see the difference; it’s a little lighter.
Also, last time I forgot to mention two things .
First, i talked to my partner and the spots he has on hid body is since he was born and they are not transferable as I am with him since 5 years and nothing like this has ever happened.
Also, when the itching and rash actually started we weren’t sexually active as I maintain a period cycle calendar.
When I had sent my concerns regarding this rash, I even had ring worms on my thigh also just next to my intimate area. Is it possible those are ring worms!?
Secondly, my breast area also use to itch and I forgot to mention this. Only the right one. It is not very constant but some black pigment is formed downside
I will attach pictures of all of this (ring worm+ breast)
Also, You can even tell me if they have subsided from before or not (vagina patches)
The meds has really helped me so let me know if anything else is required or I should keep it continuing because it has definitely made a difference so i am just giving an update.
Thank you so much.
# Hi muskan
Welcome back to icliniq
Thank you detailed answer
Ma’am actually such rashes are due to infection that is for sure but you mentioned after sex you developed that’s why suspected sexually transmitted.
But viral infection such as herpes causes such ring warm that’s why I suggested you to do hsv 1 & 2 tests so kindly do these tests and send me reports
Also do blood cbc test with esr .
So I will check and prescribe you medicine
You can continue these medications for next 2 days and do tests and please send me reports.
Maintain general hygiene, use fresh towels and underwears.
Please do tests today and send me reports.
Thank you

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