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Does acanthosis nigricans go away if you lose weight?

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Dr. Paige Gutheil
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Usually: When you eat a healthy diet (without processed sugars and starches and full of healhty antiinflammatory fruits & veggies), increase activity and lose weight, your skin usually resolves.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Acanthosis go away if i lose weight?

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Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
Yes: yes, slowly it will fade over time.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Does acanthosis nigricans fade away if you lose weight?

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Dr. Shala Fardin
Dermatology 18 years experience
Possibly: If you truly have acanthosis nigricans, it's often very difficult to treat. Make sure it doesn't just wipe off with an alcohol wipe, though! if it does, you may not actually have an--see your dermatologist. Most important, the underlying cause (such as obesity) needs to be identified and treated, as this can sometimes "cure" the skin. Otherwise, some lasers and prescription creams can help.
A 18-year-old member asked:

How can I lose weight by not going to the gym? What can I do?

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Dr. Holly Barth
Dr. Holly Barthanswered
General Practice 9 years experience
Exercise at home: If you don't want to go to the gym-try exercising at home. There are plenty of at home exercise routines you can do. Or go for a walk/run/bike ride outside. Watch your diet. You need to burn more calories than you consume. Cut junk food out of your diet and eat healthy. Pay attention to liquids-soda and alcohol can contain a lot of calories. Don't overeat and make healthy choices.

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