How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • Go back-and-forth until satisfied
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr.Shakeel Ansari Your Own Question
Dr.Shakeel Ansari
Dr.Shakeel Ansari, Doctor
Category: Dermatology
Satisfied Customers: 524
Experience:  MBBS, Diploma clinical Neurology
111828307
Type Your Dermatology Question Here...
Dr.Shakeel Ansari is online now

I have pigmentation on my armpits, i had a sweat rash a

Customer Question

I have pigmentation on my armpits
JA: What are all your symptoms? Are you taking any medication?
Customer: i had a sweat rash a couple of months ago which then lead to the pigmentation i now have. i was given hydrocortisone cream to treat the rash
JA: Got it. Have you seen a dermatologist about the rash?
Customer: Nope
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Dermatologist should know?
Customer: Nope
Submitted: 18 days ago.
Category: Dermatology
Customer: replied 18 days ago.
I was told the pigmentation would go in time, but just wondering if there is anything I can do in order for it to go any quicker
Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Before the rash appeared I was scratching quite a bit, which makes me think this is why the rash has left a mark
Expert:  Dr.Shakeel Ansari replied 17 days ago.

Hi, this is Dr Ansari, welcome to JA

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Hi
Expert:  Dr.Shakeel Ansari replied 17 days ago.

Can you define which type and color of rash you had?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
It was red and very inflamed
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I was told it was a sweat rash
Expert:  Dr.Shakeel Ansari replied 17 days ago.

What remedies and treatment you did as the area looks like stained by some chemical?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
File attached (4Z7P7LP)
Expert:  Dr.Shakeel Ansari replied 17 days ago.

Ah, ok

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I was told to use hydrocortisone cream
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Which I was applying daily
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
What is the best way for these areas to go back to how they were?
Expert:  Dr.Shakeel Ansari replied 17 days ago.

Ok, the condition you had is Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
what’s the best treatment for this?
Expert:  Dr.Shakeel Ansari replied 17 days ago.

Alone Hydrocortisone cannot relieve it.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
What would you suggest for me to use? To get rid of these dark areas?
Expert:  Dr.Shakeel Ansari replied 17 days ago.

You will need a combination of the treatments below that are usually required for improvement: hydroquinone, tretinoin cream, corticosteroid creams, glycolic acid peels, azelaic acid.

Expert:  Dr.Shakeel Ansari replied 17 days ago.

Lazer sessions would be another option you can have.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Are there any creams that have these products in it which I can use?
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Are there any that you would recommend
Expert:  Dr.Shakeel Ansari replied 17 days ago.

This is a prescription cream and you have to get the prescription from your GP

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Will this help?
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
This available in the UK?
Expert:  Dr.Shakeel Ansari replied 17 days ago.

It is advised to check the label for directions before use. It is for external use only.
Inform your doctor if you have known allergies to this medicine. The common side effects of this medicine include burning, irritation, itchiness, and redness at the application site.

Do a skin test before its use, start low, and once at night time avoids sun exposure.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Is this the only cream that you suggest?
Expert:  Dr.Shakeel Ansari replied 17 days ago.

It is used for face conditions called Melasma and can be used safely on the axilla as well.

Expert:  Dr.Shakeel Ansari replied 17 days ago.

According to dermadoctor.com, the American Academy of Dermatology stated that “Hydroquinone is one of the most effective molecules for the treatment of dark discoloration over the past 40-50 years and has been used in millions of people. It is used to treat the top concerns among our patients including melasma, photo-aging, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation

Expert:  Dr.Shakeel Ansari replied 17 days ago.

Hydroquinone cream alone can be used

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
We don’t have this in the UK
Expert:  Dr.Shakeel Ansari replied 17 days ago.

This is available in UK Eukroma-Cream

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Okay thank you
Expert:  Dr.Shakeel Ansari replied 17 days ago.

Are you satisfied?