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Doctor insights on: How Long Does It Take To Cure Acanthosis Nigrican

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

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.

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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.

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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, .

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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What's acanthosis nigricans?

What's acanthosis nigricans?

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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Best way to treat acanthosis nigricans?

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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What is acanthosis nigricans and how is it treated?

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 is the definition or description of: acanthosis nigricans?

What is the definition or description of: acanthosis nigricans?

Dark, velvety skin: 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 a sign of cancer.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.