Acanthosis Nigricans (Skin Pigmentation Disorder) - Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Kaushik Bharati
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Jul 24, 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I consult for acanthosis nigricans?

You should consult a dermatologist (skin specialist).

2. When should I see a dermatologist?

If you see any dark, thick, velvety patches of skin, you should consult a dermatologist.

3. Can the symptoms of acanthosis nigricans be resolved?

Yes. Treating the underlying disease condition will resolve the symptoms.

4. Can black neck be considered as a sign of diabetes?

Yes. Diabetics are more likely to present signs like black neck.

5. How can the black color of the neck be removed?

Cosmetic changes can be made by treatment with retinoid ointments or laser therapy. However, permanent removal occurs when the underlying disease is successfully treated.

6. Why does the neck turn black in pregnant women?

This may occur due to hormonal changes associated with pregnancy.

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