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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. Erik Borncamp
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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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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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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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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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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

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How can I effectively treat acanthosis nigricans in between my thighs?

How can I effectively treat acanthosis nigricans in between my thighs?

Weight loss: Through diet and exercise. It's the only way to lose weight and will also decrease your Insulin resistance and you chances of developing diabetes in the future. ...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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Lbs and am now in a healthy BMI range. Do i/could I have acanthosis nigricans or diabetes?

I can't tell you: But your chances increase as you get older and as you get heavier. Also increased if you have a positive family history of type 2 diabetes. Acanthosis is not a disease, but a physical finding. Your doctor can tell you if you have it. Why worry -- start a weight reduction diet and exercise program now. Don't wait until your doctor determines you have diabetes - delay or prevent it now. ...Read more

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I have acanthosis nigricans on elbows. My elbows hurt just if they touch anything. Any meds or creams to help this? I'm 5'10/ 200 lbs, bs always ok

Skin is thick: Two issues: the disorder is caused by skin thickening, not pigment, so prescription creams that thin the thickened stratum corneum are generally helpful. Secondly, an md should evaluate you for potential causes. In some cases it runs in families, but in some cases related to underlying health issues. See a good dermatologist and you'll get relief and explanations about why in your case. ...Read more

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Is acanthosis nigricans an endocrine disorder?

Is acanthosis nigricans an endocrine disorder?

No: Acanthosis nigricans is a dark skin discoloration, often found on the back of the neck and other skin folds. It is not an endocrine disorder, but is often present in people with endocrine disorders like pcos and type 2 diabetes. Pregnancy and some birth control pills can cause it too. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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