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Granuloma Annulare Treatment

What is granuloma annulare?

Granuloma annulare is a condition that affects the skin. This condition causes the skin to become a red color with raised bumps, with a ring like pattern. Granuloma annulare usually is found on the hands and feet. As of right now the causes of this disease is unknown. It is thought that some individual’s skin is set off by small skin injuries or different medications. There are different types of granuloma annulare, some occur more in adults and others in children. In many cases this skin condition is not painful or itchy; this can mean treatment is not necessary. The lesions for granuloma annulare typically go away on their own slowly. However there are medications that can be used to speed up the healing process. For more information about granuloma annulare read below where Experts have answered several repeatedly asked questions.

What would help clear up granuloma annulare when creams are not working?

For granuloma annulare that is not going away with creams, there is an ointment called tacrolimus. This ointment can be used two times a day for around two months. This medication normally clears up granuloma annulare lesions slowly. In the case that this ointment does not work then a dermatologist could need to be seen. A dermatologist may try light treatment or known as phototherapy. This type of treatment generally works relatively well. Phototherapy works by drying out the affected area, which reduces bacteria.

Is there a cure for granuloma annulare located on the arms, back and stomach?

This skin condition generally will clear up on its own this can even happen unexpectedly. In cases that do not resolve on their own a strong steroid ointment can be used as treatment. Some cases of granuloma annulare can be more difficult to treat and cure. These cases can be treated with a steroid infection directly into the affected area. Other types of treatment can include freezing the lesions, ultraviolet radiation, photodynamic therapy or photochemotherapy. There are some over the counter medications that can be used such as methotrexate and cyclosporine.

Why would a doctor say there is no need for treatment for granuloma annulare?

The reason a doctor would tell an individual that granuloma annulare does not need treatment is because this condition can resolve on its own. This is not to say that it cannot be treated, there are several ways to treat and clear up this condition. Generally individuals choose to treat this condition because of the look it presents on the body. There are strong steroids creams that can be used to easily treat the granuloma annulare.

What medication can be obtained without a prescription for granuloma annulare?

Granuloma annulare is a condition that does not necessarily need to be treated. The reason for this is because this condition is self-limiting and clears up on its own. However for the granuloma annulare to clear up on its own this could take up to two years. Now for a treatment that can be found over the counter there is ointment and creams. These treatments generally do not work well, for the best results there are steroid creams or ultraviolet light therapy.

Granuloma annulare is a skin condition, which can be quite embarrassing. Some individuals may not know that this condition can resolve on its own, with some time. There are treatments to help speed up the healing process. For more information about granuloma annulare individuals can contact an Expert.
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