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Granuloma Annulare Thyroid Disease
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
Skin granulomas: Granuloma annulare is a condition where granulomas (little lumps of immune reactive tissue) form in the skin. It can occasionally be associated with thyroid disease or diabetes, so you should be worked up for those conditions by your doctor. Otherwise, it is benign and of only cosmetic concern. Treatment is usually with steroid injections into the granulomas, but other therapies are described. ...Read more
Granuloma Annulare: Causes, incidence, and risk factors granuloma annulare most often affects children and young adults. It is slightly more common in girls. The condition is usually seen in otherwise healthy people. Occasionally, it may be associated with diabetes or thyroid disease. Its cause is unknown. ...Read more
Can anyone provide info on granuloma annulare such as links and or studies of this disease? I need viable information
Granuloma annulare is considered idiopathic. Origin, trajectory, cure are all enigmatic. What is the state of research into this widespread disease?
Self-limiting: I'm unaware of any major research efforts as granoloma annulare is not known to pose any significant risks and generally self-resolves in about 1 year. ...Read more
Granuloma annulare, have it for 5yrs, none have ever went away. Now have 13. I also have anxiety disorder and OCD and this drives me crazy. Help.
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. There are many treatments for this disorder. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Is it possible to have plastic surgeon remove granuloma annulare? I have 12, they are coming off, one way or another.
No Surgery for GA: Granuloma annulare (ga) is a reaction pattern in the skin--- what the skin is "reacting" to is generally never known. These areas are, in most all cases, temporary and will resolve in 6mos to 2 years. Surgery is not a good option--- the ga may recur around the surgical site, and you will be left with a permanent scar for a condition that will, eventually go away. ...Read more
My daughter was just diagnosed with granuloma annulare. She was prescribed a topical cream. Is this something she'll have the rest of her life?
No crystal ball.: It's difficult to predict what will happen with ga; a lot depends on what is causing it, and often the cause is not clear at all. The localized form has a tendency to resolve spontaneously. The generalized form tends to be more persistent. Your daughter should be checked periodically for diabetes, as ga is sometimes a harbinger of the type i form. ...Read more
Do steroid injections work on granuloma annulare, and if so how does it affect the injection site.
With tinea versicolo: it is common to recur with sweating and activities. try using selsun shampoo weekly in shower leaving on for 20 min, to see if reduces recurrence. for the GA, there is still little known about why it recurs and why it can spread and be persistent. i try grape seed extract for my patients as well as UVB if steroids don't work ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more