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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Granuloma Annulare

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Granuloma Annulare (Definition)

Granuloma annulare or ga is a chronic inflammatory condition of the skin that shows up as raised reddish bumps that often form rings. It is usually seen on hands, elbows, knees, but can be almost anywhere on the body. It can be treated with topical or injected steroids as well as a ...Read more


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How do I know how serious my granuloma annulare is?

How do I know how serious my granuloma annulare is?

Granuloma annulare: Granuloma annulare (ga) is essentially never serious. It is unsightly, can itch , can be associated with other diseases like diabetes and can affect multiple areas, but it not a serious infection or related to cancer. See your doctor for treatment options. ...Read more

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I have had granuloma annulare for four years and they look like ringworm. I need them gone.

I have had granuloma annulare for four years and they look like ringworm. I need them gone.

Granuloma annulare: Many times the lesion will clear up on its own. Steroids are sometimes used but invariably the lesion returns. ...Read more

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Do steroid injections work on granuloma annulare, and if so how does it affect the injection site.

Do steroid injections work on granuloma annulare, and if so how does it affect the injection site.

Maybe: Steroid injection in granuloma annulare may give you temporary relief from your problem however, there is a good chance that it may return.Most often, it will go away without therapy and the risk of steroid injections. ...Read more

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How do you treat granuloma annulare?

How do you treat granuloma annulare?

Steroids etc.: Granuloma annulare is a condition where granulomas (little lumps of immune reactive tissue) form in the skin. Treatment is usually with steroid injections into the granulomas, but other therapies include ultraviolet light therapy, creams, and oral medications. Speak to your doctor because choice of treatment depends on what your condition looks like. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: granuloma annulare?

What is the definition or description of: granuloma annulare?

Granuloma annulare: Granuloma annulare or ga is a chronic inflammatory condition of the skin that shows up as raised reddish bumps that often form rings. It is usually seen on hands, elbows, knees, but can be almost anywhere on the body. It can be treated with topical or injected steroids as well as a variety of other medications. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have granuloma annulare? Is this life threatening?

What does it mean to have granuloma annulare? Is this life threatening?

Benign skin rash: Granuloma annulare (ga for short) is a relatively common inflammatory disease that occurs in all age groups. Ga is characterized clinically by raised skin colored to red bumps arranged in a ring like pattern usually on hands and feet. The precise cause of ga is unknown. ...Read more

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What is a treatment for granuloma annulare?

Depends: There are several types of ga. Sometimes topical steroids can be used, even intralesional steroids at times. However, the more common types of ga can and will get better slowly over time. I'd have a dermatologist take a look. ...Read more