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Acanthosis nigricans Treatments

Acanthosis nigricans: Treatments

Some of the possible treatments for Acanthosis nigricans from various sources may include:

  • The goal of therapy is to correct the underlying disease process
  • Treatment of the lesions of AN is for cosmetic reasons only
  • Keratolytics
  • Topical retinoids
  • Tretinoin
  • Avita
  • Retin A
  • Cyprohepatidine
  • Dermabrasion
  • Longpulsed alexandrite laser therapy
  • Screening for diabetes mellitus and although rare, cancer

Treatments for Causes of Acanthosis nigricans

Review the treatment information pages for various causes of Acanthosis nigricans:

More causes: not all possible causes for Acanthosis nigricans are listed above; for a full list refer to causes of Acanthosis nigricans.

Treatment Notes

Only your doctor can advise whether any of these treatments are appropriate for your specific medical situation. Always discuss all treatment options with your doctor before making a decision, including whether to start or discontinue any treatment plan.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Acanthosis nigricans:

The following list of conditions have 'Acanthosis nigricans' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Acanthosis nigricans:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Acanthosis nigricans' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.


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