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  • Beneficial skin treatment

    I've been using Trader Joe's Mineral Sunscreen Stick (looks like a tiny deodorant stick) and notice that the areas where I apply it my GA has been reduced.

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  • A reprieve

    Hello all, I just recently went thru a couple back to back allergic reactions one to an IVP dye and right after that a new medication for my heart.  I was on prednisone double dose which has irradiated my GA that  was substantial.  I hope it will not return but it probably will.   …

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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! …

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  • Cured! Hopefully forever.

    I was diagnosed two years ago with Granuloma Annular but had it for at least two years before that. I tried a few things to get rid of it including steroid cream, which made it way worse, but had little success up until recently.    My cure was I quit alcohol. Within one month my rashes …

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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 …

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  • Wheat Allergy for me

    I had GA for at least 5 years. Red rashes on my hands and elbows. Nothing worked. I read countless forums. I finally went to a dr who said she believed it was a wheat allergy. I initially balked. I have no stomach issues when I ate wheat. She said, it could be the pesticides the wheat is treated …

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  • PDT

    diagnosed with Granuloma Annulare today. Would appreciate opinions on light therapy.

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  • Improvement

    i have had Granulaoma Annulare for about5 yrs.   It has spread all over my arms, sides of my trunk, buttocks and legs. Long story short,  For the past 5 yrs. I have been spending most of my time at home in our basement, where the Family Room is. We had 2 oreintal area rugs, that had a …

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  • Himalain salt cave

    has anyone tried the Himalain Salt cave for GA? A friend suggested it, and don't feel like wasting any more time and money on something silly if it doesn't work.

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  • Some improvement over 4 weeks with new strategy

    I need more than 100 characters so if I get cut off I may need to continue with responses to this starter thread. I am 71 and have had GA off and on for the last 50 years.  It usually take mine years to "develop" and fade...as much as a decade. I see no correlations and am always …

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  • Facebook page for GA

    It's been a while since I have been on this forum on GA, but I just discovered, in case there are those that do not know, that there is now a Facebook page for this topic. 

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  • Tattooing and GA

    I'd like to get tattooed over some old GA, has anyone done this? I'm tired of laser and injections. I have other tattoos and figure I'd cover them once and for all.

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  • GA

    Hi everyone, my son has GA, he is 10 yrs old and has now had it over 6 years, it started on the top of his right foot we were told it was ringworm when he was 1st brought to the Dr, then it started spreading, he was given numerous creams to try and antibiotics, we were referred to the …

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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 …

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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 …

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  • Cleansing

    ihave GA for  4 years, I have breast implants and having them removed in 3 weeks.  I  think they may be part of my problem. i also went to a accurpuncturist and he believes if I do coffee cleanses, they will help my skin.  Coffee cleanses help remove toxins from your liver. i …

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  • Granuloma Annulare Successfully treated with Chloroquine

    I took Chloroquine twice daily for 4 months. I was intensely skeptical. I had had granuloma annulare on my hands fro several years, none of the treatments helped. It then spread up both arms and onto the back of my neck and in spots on my legs. After two months on the chloroquine I thought I …

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  • Granuloma annulare

    I was recently diagnosed with GA which they said is most likely the result of having an auto immune disease...”Hashimoto’s”!  my dermatologist rx Elidel cream & advised to put it on & sit in the sun.  Has anyone else tried this? What was your result & how long does it take?  …

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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 …

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  • Problems with my Granuloma Annulare

    My GA started a year ago on my right lower calf of my leg, I only had a place the size of a quarter but it was very painful an itched something terrible,  I couldn’t get into see my Dermatologist before it healed over so I let it go, then a few months go by an my left lower leg started hurting …

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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 …

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  • Treatment Option

    i have had generalised Granuloma Annulare for9 years. It is red, large and mainly on my neck and forearms. I was referred for the first time to a Consultant Dermatologist. He has prescribed an anti biotic called Doxycycline and an ointment called Protopic. I have to take one tablet per day and …

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  • Granuloma Annulare for over 10 years...

    Hi everyone, I was diagnosed with Granuloma Annulare over 10 years ago (I am 28 now). I still remember the first time I noticed the first lesion on my inner right ankle...it was extremely inflammed, tripled in size within weeks, and that was the last summer that I wore shorts.  I feel like …

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  • Long term condition

    I was diagnosed with GA in high school. After cortisone injections, it went into remission when I was 19. It returned shortly after I turned 30, and for 14 years, I have tried everything... Plaquenil, psoriasis treatment, cortisone injections (100s), acupuncture, mangosteen, LED therapy, topical …

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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 …

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  • Granular annulaire

    I got my rash from an overdose of lamictal. They said it would clear up in 2 years and it just about has. The doctor said never to take it again. Has Anyone had a drug related case?

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