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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

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Acanthosis Nigricans (Definition)

A skin condition characterized by areas of dark, velvety discoloration in body folds and creases. The affected skin can become thickened. Most often, acanthosis nigricans affects your ...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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Is it true that I can get acanthosis nigricans from eating sugary bad foods?

Yes: Acanthosis nigricans is a common skin finding associated with Insulin resistance, or the syndrome that leads to type ii diabetes. ...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

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How long does it take to get rid of acanthosis nigricans?

Treat cause: Acanthosis nigricans is a skin condition usually due to Insulin resistance. Many conditions have been associated with it including genetics, obesity, diabetes, thyroid problems, polycystic ovary syndrome, certain medications and rarely cancer. It sometimes fades and can even disappear if the underlying cause can be corrected, but it's usually permanent. ...Read more

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Can eating carrot and tomatoes also reduce acanthosis nigricans?

Acanthosis nigricans: Acanthosis nigricans is usually a sign of Insulin resistance or in more severe cases diabetes type 2. The best treatment for this is to significantly reduce sugars from the diet. ...Read more

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What is the association between acanthosis nigricans and body weight?

More weight more ins: Acanthosis nigricans is a thickening and darkening of the skin of the neck and other body creases in response to high circulating Insulin concentrations. With greater body weight people are more likely to become Insulin resistant and need high Insulin levels to keep the blood sugars in a normal range. They are therefore more likely to develop acanthosis. ...Read more

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Is acanthosis nigricans able to be cured to where the dark skin will become normal?

Is acanthosis nigricans able to be cured to where the dark skin will become normal?

Acanthodians: If it is associated with Insulin resistance ie elevated fasting Insulin levels then medication and weight loss may help. ...Read more

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What's this strange spot in my cleavage that comes & goes? When it's dark it looks like acanthosis nigricans but when it reddens it looks like Psorias

What's this strange spot in my cleavage that comes & goes? When it's dark it looks like acanthosis nigricans but when it reddens it looks like Psorias

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Is cosmetic surgery available for acanthosis nigricans?

Yes: Yes. Acanthosis nigricans can be caused by being overweight, hormonal imbalances, irritation and others. First we try to control the causes as much as possible, but the skin can be lightened non-surgically or even excised if necessary. See a skilled plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Be well, dr. Fred - linwood, nj. ...Read more

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Help with acanthosis nigricans with stomach pain?

Help with acanthosis nigricans with stomach pain?

Acanthosis doesn't: Generally have anything to do with stomach pain. Rather, it's commonly a sign of weight gain and Insulin resistance, with predisposition to diabetes in the future. ...Read more

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Does acanthosis nigricans wipe off?

Does acanthosis nigricans wipe off?

No: Nacanthosis nigricans is a condition characterized by abnormal thickening and darkening of the skin, especially in body creases. It is most commonly associated with obesity or polycystic ovarian disease in women, though acanthosis nigricans can occasionally be found in people who have more serious underlying health problems or who are taking certain medications. Treatment of cause will help. ...Read more

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Can acanthosis nigricans be caused from eating sugary bad foods?

Can acanthosis nigricans be caused from eating sugary bad foods?

Yes: Acanthosis nigricans is a common skin finding associated with Insulin resistance, or the syndrome that leads to type ii diabetes. ...Read more

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What can be done for acanthosis nigricans? Should I be worried?

What can be done for acanthosis nigricans? Should I be worried?

See your doctor: 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 addressed (e.g. Treat the diabetes, etc). ...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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Acanthosis nigricans can appear on your face?

Acanthosis nigricans can appear on your face?

See below: A velvety, dark patch of skin can form on most areas on the body, including the:
armpits.
Back of the neck.
Groin area (especially in skin folds and creases).
Elbows.
Knees.
Knuckles.
Belly button.
Woman’s breasts (beneath).
Face.
Female genitalia.
Less often, a patch can form on the lips, mouth, eyelids, palms of the hands, bottoms of the feet, and nipples. ...Read more

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You get acanthosis nigricans from loosing weight?

You get acanthosis nigricans from loosing weight?

Sign of Health Risk: Acanthosis nigricans is a darker pigmentation that is often seen along the sides of the neck. The skin may also have a roughened texture. Acanthosis nigricans can be an important clue that a person is at higher risk than normal for diabetes. If you have this, ask your doctor to help you reduce your risk for diabetes. Good luck. LGromkoMD ...Read more

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Could acanthosis nigricans be a symptom of diabetes?

Yes: Acanthosis nigricans could be a sign of obesity related Insulin resistance which is also seen in people with type 2 diabetes. Some medications like growth hormones or birth control pills can also cause acanthosis nigricans. With weight loss and control of diabetes and blood sugar, a lot of times the condition resolves. ...Read more

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Does acanthosis nigricans go away if you lose weight?

Does acanthosis nigricans go away if you lose weight?

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. ...Read more

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Can a person have acanthosis nigricans in their face?

Can a person have acanthosis nigricans in their face?

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. ...Read more

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Does acanthosis nigricans fade away if you lose weight?

Does acanthosis nigricans fade away if you lose weight?

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. ...Read more

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Will losing weight help my acanthosis nigricans go away?

Will losing weight help my acanthosis nigricans go away?

Maybe: Acanthosis nigricans are a sign of Insulin resistance and if you have not already been checked by a doctor for diabetes you should do that. Being overweight/obese contributes significantly to Insulin resistance and diabetes which in turn are the most common cause of acanthosis nigricans. While you may not like how they look, the bigger threats are the invisible ones resulting from extra weight. ...Read more

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What to do if I have acanthosis nigricans and stretch marks?

What to do if I have acanthosis nigricans and stretch marks?

Low carb: Try to go on a low carb eating plan. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables, protein and healthy fats such as olive oil. Try to stay within your calorie range and avoid processed carbs like white flour and sugar containing drinks, they will increase your blood sugar and worsen your sugar management. A high fiber diet with plenty of vegetables is a great way to start your new eating program ...Read more

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Is it possible to have acanthosis nigricans without diabetes?

Is it possible to have acanthosis nigricans without diabetes?

Yes: Other causes include lymphoma, gastrointestinal or genitourinary cancers, and drugs such as human growth hormone and some oral contraceptives. Reference: national library of medicine. ...Read more

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Is there any link between acanthosis nigricans & hypogonadism?

Is there any link between acanthosis nigricans & hypogonadism?

Insulin resistance: Acanthosis nigricans is a skin condition most commonly associated with obesity and Insulin resistance. In men, obesity can contribute to low testosterone and hypogonadism. In women it is associated with polycystic ovaries and infertility. So the link to hypogonadism is through Insulin resistance, not directly from the skin condition. ...Read more