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Does acanthosis nigricans wipe off?

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Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
no: Nacanthosis nigricans is a condition characterized by abnormal thickening and darkening of the skin, especially in body creases. It is most commonly associated with obesity or polycystic ovarian disease in women, though acanthosis nigricans can occasionally be found in people who have more serious underlying health problems or who are taking certain medications. Treatment of cause will help.

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What can I do if I have acanthosis nigricans?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Acanthosis nigricans: See a gynacologist endocrinologist. You may have pcos. Once under treatment for your gynacological condition your skin condition will slowly get better.

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