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what is the best treatment for acanthosis nigricans?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
See below: Treatment of any underlying blood sugar issues, obesity and pco syndrome. Diet, exercise, weight loss, metformen and other treatements are helpful. See your pcp and perhaps an endocrinologist for additional help.
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
Weight loss: If you have Insulin resistance your doctor may prescribe metformin..Which will help..Also if you have pcos metformin is also used..See you md for a follow up.

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Best way to treat acanthosis nigricans?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Reduce insulin resis: Usually it means you have metabolic syndrome, meaning you're overweight and Insulin resistant - with a high probability of developing diabetes in the future, particularly if you have a positive family history. Diet, exercise, weight loss, education and possibly medication (?Metformin), would be things to discuss with your doctor.

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