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What's the best treatment for acanthosis nigricans?

What's the best treatment for acanthosis nigricans?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Acanthosis Nigricans (Definition)

Mostly seen around the neck but also under the arm or other places. It may be a sign of Insulin resistance and is most common among dark-skinned obese children.. It usually improves with weight loss. Rarely it is ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for acanthosis nigricans?

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. ...Read more

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What is cure for acanthosis nigricans caused due to pcos. My entire body and facial skin has darkened like a tan sort of. I'm depressed. Please help.?

Lowering Sugar: You likely have pcos with metabolic syndrome. Most likely your sugar levels and Insulin levels are elevated or you could have mild diabetes. You rally require a full evaluation and treatment by a reproductive endocrinology to treat you appropriately, . ...Read more

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Acanthosis nigricans are dangerous?

Acanthosis nigricans are dangerous?

Acnathosis Nigricans: Is a skin condition characterized by areas of dark, velvety discoloration in body folds and creases. It typically is a sign of another disorder such as diabetes , obesity with Insulin resistance, hypothyroidism or adrenal insufficiency. However, it can also be a sign of stomach or liver cancer. ...Read more

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Can you die from acanthosis nigricans ?

Can you die from acanthosis nigricans ?

Not specifically: The skin condition is not deadly, but it can be a clue to underlying metabolic problems (like Insulin resistance, diabetes, lipid problems) that increase risk of complications and death. It is a sign to get a full check up and start healthier behaviors. ...Read more

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Acanthosis nigricans--weird term. What is it?

Acanthosis nigricans--weird term. What is it?

Yes: Acanthosis nigricans is a common skin finding associated with Insulin resistance, or the syndrome that leads to type ii diabetes. It is a velvety browth plaque, usually on the back of the neck and in the armpits, and it usually has some skin tags within it. ...Read more

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Is acanthosis nigricans curable?

Is acanthosis nigricans curable?

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. Some lasers and prescription creams may help. Most importantly, the underlying cause needs to be identified and treated, as this can sometimes "cure" the skin changes as well! ...Read more

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How to get rid of acanthosis nigricans?

Weight loss: Weight loss is one way if you are overweight. If your weight is normal you have to use medication. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acanthosis nigricans?

Acanthosis nigricans: Acanthosis nigricans is a sign of insulin resistance, which is a risk factor for developing diabetes. One may potentially help acanthosis nigricans by losing weight and improving the insulin resistant state. ...Read more