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dark underarms 2009/3/9 14:58
hi there! i am hoping to ask if there's a good product here in Japan that can get rid of dark underarms? thanks a lot!
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remedy for dark underarms 2009/3/10 00:56

I live in US so I don't know of any remedy in Japan.

However,I am a licensed physician.

Good hygiene, avoiding friction around the armpit, avoiding wearing polyesther, applying lemon juice are some of the common remedies.

4% Hydroquinone cream is known to be the most effective. This cream is by prescription only in the US. I know that Japan used to have a more relaxed attitude towards prescriptions years ago when I used to live there. But I heard that now it is similar to US. It used to be that a local pharmacist can just give you a prescription drug without doctor's order.

In any case, if you have a doctor in Japan, show him this drug by name and see if he can prescribe it for you.


Chad, M.D.
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