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Acanthosis nigricans is a fairly common skin pigmentation disorder. The most notable sign of acanthosis nigricans is dark patches of skin with a thick, velvety texture. These patches may appear on the armpits, groin, neck, elbows, knees, knuckles,[read article]

Tests for Acanthosis Nigricans

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A skin lesion biopsy is a simple medical procedure in which a sample of your skin is removed and tested in a laboratory. The sample taken during a biopsy is often v...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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In some cases, your doctor may decide that he or she needs a sample of your tissue or your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of t...  More
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Surgical Procedures for Acanthosis Nigricans

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Laser surgery uses the heat from a laser beam to destroy cells that need to be removed. Laser surgery can be a very powerful and effective tool, especially when tre...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Acanthosis Nigricans

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ISOTRETINOIN (eye soe TRET i noyn) treats severe acne that has not responded to other therapy like antibiotics.  More
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SALICYCLIC ACID (SAL i SIL ik AS id) breaks down layers of thick skin. It is used to treat common and plantar warts, psoriasis, calluses, and corns. It is also used...  More
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UREA (yoo REE uh) is used to soften thick, rough, or dry skin caused by certain skin conditions. It is also used to soften and remove damaged or diseased nails with...  More
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TRETINOIN (TRET i noe in) is a medicine belonging to a class called the retinoids. It is similar to vitamin A. It is used to treat certain leukemias, such as acute ...  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Acanthosis Nigricans

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SALICYCLIC ACID (SAL i SIL ik AS id) breaks down layers of thick skin. It is used to treat common and plantar warts, psoriasis, calluses, and corns. It is also used...  More
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UREA (yoo REE uh) is used to soften thick, rough, or dry skin caused by certain skin conditions. It is also used to soften and remove damaged or diseased nails with...  More
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Self Care for Acanthosis Nigricans

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Herbs and Supplements for Acanthosis Nigricans What's this?

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Dietary sources of omega-3 fatty acids include fish oil and certain plant/nut oils. Fish oil contains both docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA...  More
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