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What is acanthosis nigricans and how is it treated?

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Dr. Alan Feldman
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Hard to treat: Acanthosis nigricans is a velvety darkening of the skin typically around the base of the neck and in the arm pits. Typically it is associated with a problem called Insulin resistance. It is typically associated with obesity, diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome. Treatment usually involves weight loss and treating Insulin resistance.

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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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