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Whats acanthosis nigricans?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Dark skin: It is a disorder where the skin gets thicker and darker as you gain weight usually, however there are some patients who have normal body weight still have the problem. It usually is on the cheeks, neck, underarms, groin, elbows, knees, ankles, knuckle area hands and feet.

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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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