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How is acanthosis nigricans treated?

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Eating a special diet can help reduce circulating insulin and may lead to some improvement of the acanthosis nigricans.

Other treatments to improve skin appearance include Retin-A, 20% urea, alpha hydroxyacids, topical vitamin D, and salicylic acid prescriptions. These are only minimally effective, however.

Acanthosis nigricans caused by a drug may go away once the medication is stopped.

From: Skin and Acanthosis Nigricans WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Dermatology.

American Diabetes Association. 

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

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American Academy of Dermatology.

American Diabetes Association. 

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

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