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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


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