Facebook Pixel
EmpowHER Guest

Can you reverse Acanthosis Nigricans?

By Anonymous February 15, 2011 - 4:38pm
Rate This

I was just diagnosis w/ Acanthosis Nigricans. I have it on my neck. Is there was way to reverse the darkness from my neck. I'm changing my diet and excerise more will this help reduce the darkness on my neck?

Add a Comment3 Comments

EmpowHER Guest

Hi ,
I think i have AN too! i have darkened skin round the joints. I also recently got informed that i have high insulin. Could this be AN and how can i change it. I hate myself because of this.

March 24, 2013 - 9:49am
EmpowHER Guest

Hi Anonymous,
I am sorry to hear about your discoloration. I researched some information for you and according to the Mayo Clinic and although there is no cure, there are some things that you can do to help with the discoloration.
Losing excess pounds if you're overweight
Making dietary changes, such as cutting back on starches and sugars
If you're concerned about the appearance of your skin, your doctor may recommend these treatments:
Prescription creams or lotions to lighten the affected areas, such as those containing modified vitamin A products (Retin-A, others)
Oral medications, such as isotretinoin (Accutane, Sotret)
Fish oil supplements
Dermabrasion or laser therapy, which may help reduce the thickness of certain affected areas
Thick lesions can have a bad odor. Using antibacterial soaps or a topical antibiotic may help.
For more information, please click here http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/acanthosis-nigricans/DS00653/DSECTION=treatments-and-drugs.
I hope this helps. Please keep us updated.

February 16, 2011 - 7:14am
EmpowHER Guest
Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I have the same thing Lava Soap or Fast Orange Soap can cure AN well at least the discoloration. My neck was super dark and so was around my mouth. The soap totally cleared up my skin. I even use it on my 13 &11 yrs old kids. I've been to several dermatologist, they did not cure my AN, I found out about this soap on my AN cause your skin to absord grease and oil with causes the skin discoloration the soap rids your skin of the dirt, grease & oil build up! I love this stuff and its cheap you can get it from Wal-Mart. My email is land.flue@yahoo.com

September 23, 2011 - 4:15pm
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.

Acanthosis Nigricans

Get Email Updates

Acanthosis Nigricans Guide

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.


Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!