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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Velvety Skin (Overview)

Velvety skin is skin that has an unusual texture like velvet. It is most commonly seen in large skin folds (armpits and neck) of people with type 2 diabetes.


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Please tell me how to stop or treat the raised, brown, velvety skin spots caused by diabetes? Thank you

Please tell me how to stop or treat the raised, brown, velvety skin spots caused by diabetes?  Thank you

Treat diabetes: The usual treatment for acanthosis nigricans (velvety skin spots) is to treat the underlying disease, that is diabetes and obesity, if the patient is obese. The better the control of blood sugar and the less obesity, the higher the likelihood that the acanthosis will be lessened. There are specific treatments, for which you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
1 doctor shared a insight

Velvety Skin (Overview)

Velvety skin is skin that has an unusual texture like velvet. It is most commonly seen in large skin folds (armpits and neck) of people with type 2 diabetes.


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How do people get really soft, velvety skin?

How do people get really soft, velvety skin?

Skin texture: Good oral hydration and good topical moisturization of skin combined with protecting skin with sun screen can help skin texture. ...Read more

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How do people get really soft, velvety skin?

Skin texture: Good oral hydration and good topical moisturization of skin combined with protecting skin with sun screen can help skin texture. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
Once
Avoid picking at them
Once
Have them removed if needed by a doctor
Once
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Is having velvety skin a possible sign of liver problems?

Is having velvety skin a possible sign of liver problems?

Very unlikely: If you are diabetic, it is more of a sign of poorly controlled diabetes. If you are not, you need to see a dermatologist for it is difficult to comment on a rash unless a picture is available. A petechial rash may be more worrisome. ...Read more

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Please tell me how to stop or treat the raised, brown, velvety skin spots caused by diabetes? Thank you

Treat diabetes: The usual treatment for acanthosis nigricans (velvety skin spots) is to treat the underlying disease, that is diabetes and obesity, if the patient is obese. The better the control of blood sugar and the less obesity, the higher the likelihood that the acanthosis will be lessened. There are specific treatments, for which you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See dermatologist for check ups
2x year
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Is it possible to have this condition without the velvety skin? I have the discoloration under my breast, around my whole neck and between butt & vag

Is it possible to have this condition without the velvety skin? I have the discoloration under my breast, around my whole neck and between butt & vag

?yeast: Under the breasts and in and around the groin are common areas for yeast infections to occur, but not the neck. Neck discoloration can be caused by cosmetics,jewelry or perfumes. I would try applying a cortisone cream to neck, and an antiyeast cream to the other regions. See a dermatologist if symptoms persist. ...Read more