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Granuloma Annulare Treatment Homeopathic
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
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.
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.
Steroids: For localized type, potent topical steroid or intralesional injections, cryosurgery with liquid nitrogen, and nitrous oxide can be used. There are others like tacrolimus and Imiquimod creams which have been used for localized and generalized. As for generalized, the treatment of choice remains to be defined.
Not new: There was a small study in 2009 of triple antibiotic regimen for GA which had some success. It was recently repeated and, again, there was some improvement. Both used rifampin, ofloxacin, and minocycline. http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1123031-treatment http://onlinelibrary. Wiley. Com/doi/10.1111/dth.12159/abstract Let us know if it works for you, should you try it.
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.See 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.
Granuloma annulare: Many times the lesion will clear up on its own. Steroids are sometimes used but invariably the lesion returns.
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.
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.
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.
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.