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

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Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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