Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Keratosis Nigricans Home Care

Home care for acanthosis nigricans includes:

  • Avoid injuring the patches of skin.
  • Gently clean the skin with mild soap every day.
  • Avoid scratching the skin:
    • This may cause an infection.

Keratosis Nigricans Warning Signs

Notify your doctor for acanthosis nigricans and any of the following:

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Last Updated: Sep 18, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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