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  • Itchy type of Granuloma Annulare

    I had the most severe itching for almost 2 months before my primary Dr. thought I had scabies and I went through treatment for it. You can still itch after treatment which I was. The dermatologist report from biopsy came back saying I had GA. I thought perhaps I had both that and the scabies. When I...

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  • Treatment strategies...more ideas!

    Hello, I'm Lisa, a happy, healthy woman in my 50's - Random purple/red rash  (ankles/ legs/ wrists/elbows) appeared within past year... GA diagnosed by biopsy. Tried strong steroid topical cream w/ minimal results. I am amazed how passive my dermatologist and physician have been! Bascially...

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  • CBD (cannabidiol) for treatment of granuloma annulare (GA)?

    CBD (cannabidiol) is *non*-psychoactive, so no high. It is currently being studied for the treatment of various medical conditions, among them inflammatory skin diseases. Check out the article in the 4/14/17 issue of Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD).  QUESTION: Does anyone...

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  • Man vs GA

    Hi everyone as I posted on the other thread after some great advice from members on here and some in depth research I'm going to tackle the Paleo Immune diet.. or Paleo AIP as seeps to be also known as.. I think its the only thing that can help for me anyway.. after trying lots of different things...

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  • Getting rid of Granuloma Annulare

    Hello! I've just joined so that I can pass on some information that may help. It may be a long one but bare with, I've waited 30 years to get rid of my granuloma annulare or at least try and control it and now I've managed to achieve clear elbows for the first time since I was 13! (all the...

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  • Successful treatment

    Hey guys! After my visit to a third doctor, finally I am seeing some success! The treatment is: 2 pills of trental 2 pills of sorioox  Diprosone cream Protopic cream The lesions start to look small and less red!!!

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  • To all Granuloma Annulare sufferers - what else is going on?

    I have GA for 8 years - we all know that this skin disease itself is not painful however I want to know if other things are going on within your body?  I, personally, have issues with toe and leg cramps and nerve pain. Is this related or something else all together? If you could please share your...

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  • Granuloma annulare for almost a decade

    I noticed it at 22yrs old. It was the size of a dime and on my left ankle. It didn't bother me but it looked like ringworm. Over the next year it developed on my shins and the original spot on my ankle doubled. Several doctors and creams later, I was told it would go away by itself. Well 2years later...

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  • Waiting for Results on Biopsy

    About two weeks ago, I noticed a round circle about the size of a quarter under my breast.  The next day, I noticed a ring around the circle.  I went to the dermatologist for I thought it was ringworm.  She said it may be GA but she wasn't sure, for the ring was not raised, but flat. ...

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  • I have had ga for decades

    I started with a big place on my knee. Had it for many years thought it was ringworm that would not go away. I would say I had it 5 years before I had biopsy which came back ga. Continue to just have the one spot for years. 5 years ago I got shingles. I started popping out all over with ga. I...

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  • Wife has finally found a cure!!!

    My wife had a liver transplant twenty five years ago this Dec. 31st. Around ten years after her transplant Granuloma Annulare showed up on legs. She was referred to several specialists to find treatment with zero success. Her family has a history of Celiacs so i suggested she follow the same diet I...

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  • Trying an experiment, would like your input

    So I was dx'd in October with GA and got only 2 wks of prednisone, which knocked it right down. Only to resurge with a vengeance once it ran out. After reading posts here, gone paleo/primal in hopes of clearing it up. Also saw on FactMed site about a case reported of a patient developing GA while...

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  • Recently diagnosed with GA

    Hi everyone - I was just diagnosed last week with GA, and just like what I’ve read from most posts, doctors say it’ll go away after three years max (hopefully).  Mine started as a rash after having come back from Florida, where it’s much warmer than in WA where I live.  I’m a 42 yr old woman,...

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  • My GA had almost gone.

    I got GA when I moved to Southern France and it was really bad. Then I moved to Cape Town, another hot country and it got worse. I have since moved back to cold England and the Ga has almost disappeared bar a few spots.

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  • hi

    Hi everyone, i am feelind desperate! I have GA for the last 4 years. It started in my legs and the patches are gigantic! I tried cortisone injections and creams, and one time it almost desappeared, but now it is worse. I have it in my arms, and stomach, and no one seems to know what to do! i tried two...

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  • i have got g a

    i have been told i have the best case of ga drs have ever seen have its spreading daily i have drink apple cider vinegar for months mine is not red but circle in bump foam i had it for 12 years

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  • Just had my first "breakout on my neck now spreading to my face

    I have had GA for at least 8 years. I had one on my leg, foot,stomach and hand. A few days ago i had a small patch on my neck and within 2 days i had little ones all over my neck and today it has spread to my face. Which is extremely hard to deal with. Im afraid when I wake up its going to have gotten...

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  • Granuloma Annulare

    Just wandering about my Granuloma Annulare and everyone stories I have had this since 2006 but remember having two complete over body rashes about 1976 aged 10 and then 1983 aged 17 and drs at the hospital I was taken to didn't know what I had. First one they said hives maybe from oranges and second...

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  • Granuloma Annulare Starting to hurt

    I am a 28 year old healthy woman who has recently been diagnosed with Granuloma Annulare. The dermatologist did a biopsy in July and told me it was inflammation and was most likely GA. He explained it was a benign skin condition that would go away with time. He prescribed me Clobetasol cream to use twice...

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  • Clobetasol propionate Working

    after seeing the initial small spot on right arm grow and more spots spread all over my torso also and left and right upper arms .The 1 year the dr advised it would take to go away has turned to 3 years and much worse. So I am now using Clobetasol propionate a cream that makes it fade . I tried...

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  • Getting better slowly

    Hope it helps to share my experiences. I've had GA for about 10 years on and off. the things which appear to influence it are stress, hormones and a poor diet. I have taken up mindfulness and meditation as well as improving my diet and stopping drinking diet coke! Seems to make a MASSIVE difference...

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  • I cured my Granuloma Annulare

    I suffered with Granuloma Annulare 5 years ago.  It started with either small red patches on my feet to pink 'ring-worm' type rings on my arms, legs and groin area.  The rings then then turned into large dark purple coloured particularly on the rear of my thighs and groin area.  The...

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  • Granuloma Annulare clears up after hip replacement surgery

    I've had granuloma annulare on and off for at least 10 years. I had my latest flare up for approximately two years on my left elbow. No pain or itch but looked gross. I basically ignored it but was hoping it would disappear soon as other flare ups had before. I'd read these discussion boards...

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  • Top Physicians

    Does anyone know of a Dr. that has been doing research on Granuloma Annulare or who is the top Physician for treating this disease?

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  • This Is What Works For Me

    Hi everyone, I wanted to quickly update this forum to let you guys know that my GA spots went COMPLETELY away when I was using clobetasol propionate cream. I had old ones from a year or more ago fade completely and I had new ones popping up all over and those are gone, too (thank goodness!). It only...

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  • Hello I am new

    Hi I am a 27 yr old female, I was diagnosed in 2015 at 25 although I've had symptoms since I was 22 my first mark appeared on my right ankle during my second pregnancy. Through out my research of GA I had hoped mine would be mild and disappear. Wishful thinking........I now have marks on both ankles...

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  • I think I have found a cure for my granuloma annulare

    Hi everyone,  this is my first time on this site. I started off with Granuloma Annulare about 5 years ago.  It started off as a small circle on my shoulder which I said to my husband I think I might have a ring worm or something.  After going to the doctors he informed me that I had the...

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  • ROM to treat GA

    I have been on the ROM treatment for my GA (which I've had for about 2 years) and it seems to be fading some of the spots. I have not had a new breakout since starting so that is a great sign! I don't feel it has anything to do with diet... as I have never been allergic to anything and I had...

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  • GA started just before menopause.

    I am 60 yo.  Had lesions on legs and arms. Slowly  gotten worse over time. However just recently took progesterone for some bleeding. Seemed to get a few more spots.  Had Tb test two weeks ago and lesions have EXPLODED!!  Now on neck and chest. Hopefully wont get to my face. That's...

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