Dark Underarms: Treatment, Causes, and Prevention

Dark underarms are very annoying. They are hidden most of the time but a moment comes when one is trying to take Summertime selfie by angling the phone overhead and then the armpits are on full display. Then one wonders — How to deal with armpit shadow?

Many patients visit my clinic complaining of dark underarms. There are many reasons— frequent shaving (trauma & friction ),? hair removing creams like VEET, frequent use of deodorants/ perfumes/roll-ons, fungal and bacterial infections, diabetes, hypothyroidism, PCOD , obesity, insulin resistance and acanthosis nigricans.