A 52-year-old female asked:
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i have granuloma annulare on my thumb and elbow. my dermatologist says there isn't much that can be done to get rid of it. any home remedies?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
No: Cortisone shots or oral Dapsone may help. For localized lesions dilute kenalog (triamcinolone) 3-4 mg is appropriate to flatten lesions.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
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Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Treatment: Has your dermatologist used intralesional steroids? Are you on topical steroids, topical taclonex? Are you near a university center ? The dermatologist there may be able to help you.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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