HomeAnswersCosmetologydark underarmsI have dark and sweaty underarms for a long time. Please suggest a traetment.

I am suffering from sweaty and dark underarms for long time. Please advice.


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Dr. Nithila. A

Published At July 25, 2019
Reviewed AtJune 29, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have dark underarms for a long time. I have tried everything possible when it comes to home remedies nothing has worked. I have used Retin-A cream in the past, skin peels, but it becomes red. I have very sweaty underarms. Suggest any treatment and aftercare. No hormonal issues.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have reviewed clinical photographs attached it is acanthosis nigricans. Stop application of Retin- A cream it can lead to irritation in the intertriginous area. You may consider the application of Grazia up cream one daily but only in the armpit and not in the groin area. Consider weight reduction. It takes time for this pigmentation to subside.

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor,

Can I go for chemical peels?


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Yes, you can consider chemical peels it helps to reduce pigmentation.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash
Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash


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