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From india plz reply me!!!!!

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  • Posted By: zamina
  • September 29, 2006
  • 03:41 PM

Hi all..

This is zamina from india.Iam a 25 year old girl who is working in a private firm after completing my MBA.
I have a serious skin problem and two months back i visited a dermatologist and found out that its a fungal infection and curing possibility is only 50%.
The Dermatologist just told me its a fungal infection.

I went through the web and checked with my symptoms and came to nderstand it is ACANTHOSIA NIGRICANS..

I'am dark skinned and this fungal infection has worsened my skin in all sweat areas inclusive of my neck,under-arms,inner thighs,under breasts etc..

I'am 5'2 ht and weigh 62 kgs.Being a Science graduate i came to understand the cause and effects of this AN but did not reveal to my mom till it worsened to such an extent.

The areas especially my underarms and thighs have become deposited with thick layers of skin,darkened,and really smelling bad.I understood my ignorance and now want to really know whether there will be a solution for my problem.

iam totally depressed and dont want to delay anymore.will i have a cure for this.will I have a future.I was so ignorant that my case has become so worsened .

Please help me out.....

Thanks and regards..

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  • Hi Zamina--I'm sure you found all of this information, but I found this article and it had information about treatment. It didn't say anything about a cure. I hope this helps. I got it from http://www.aocd.org/skin/dermatologic_diseases/acanthosis_nigrica.html Acanthosis nigricans is a disorder that may begin at any age. It causes velvety, light-brown-to-black, markings usually on the neck, under the arms or in the groin. Acanthosis nigricans is most often associated with being overweight. Eating too much of the wrong foods, especially starches and sugars, raises insulin levels. Most patients with acanthosis nigricans have a high insulin level, higher than those of the same weight who don't have acanthosis nigricans. Elevated levels of insulin in most cases probably cause acanthosis nigricans. This happens when there is insulin "spillover" into the skin. This activates insulin receptors in the skin and forces it to grow abnormally. Reducing the circulating insulin by a special diet can lead to a rapid improvement of the skin problem. When acanthosis nigricans develops in people who are not overweight, a medical work-up should be done. Rarely acanthosis nigricans is associated with a tumor. In these cases acanthosis can bee seen in extra places, such as the lips or hands and is unusually severe. Sometimes acanthosis nigricans is congenital or due to an endocrine (glandular) disorder. Treatment to just improve the appearance includes Retin-A, 20% urea, alpha hydroxyacids, and salicylic acid prescriptions.
    Lexi212 2 Replies
    • October 9, 2006
    • 10:14 PM
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  • i am so sorry. i know you must be very frustrated and scared. as you know being a scientist- advances in medicine are always happening. do some research and see what is available in the states. being indian... i know you must have relatives here or in london?? my bother-in-law is from india. get to the states and we'll fix that skin.....don't worry...you just get that MBA!!!!! good job
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 9, 2006
    • 04:23 AM
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