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I have a terrible case of granuloma annulare on my arms. How do you treat it?

I have a terrible case of granuloma annulare on my arms.  How do you treat it?

Injections, dasone: If topical do not work than intralesional steroids will ftten , lesion. For extensive cases a drug called Dapsone can help.Allopurinol is a other drug that works in some people who are resistant to dapsone. ...Read more

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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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Is it possible to have granuloma annulare on your face? If yes, how can I treat it?

Is it possible to have granuloma annulare on your face? If yes, how can I treat it?

Yes: Yes, it is possible to have this distribution for Granuloma Annulare. You may benefit from a topical antifungal medication. Were you given this diagnosis by a physician? Were you then prescribed a medication? Do keep your followup visit & use your meds as directed. Hope that helps. ...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 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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Is it possible to have plastic surgeon remove granuloma annulare? I have 12, they are coming off, one way or another.

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

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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?

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

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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