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Hi everyone - I had GA diagnosed by my GP a few months ago. It started earlier this year for first time as little white spots on one elbow which then joined up and turned into a red ring, non-itchy but slightly inflamed. I worked out that when I was at rest and blood pressure low there was no inflammation, increased with bp as became active. Had bp tested and well within normal range. GP prescribed steroidal cream which had no effect at all so discontinued after 3 months. Since then I went to see homeopath who prescribed Thuja and a topical cream. However, 1 week after taking remedies I noticed patches which looked like watermarks had appeared underarm, groin area, inner thighs and some patches all on arms, all very recent. None of them were the original type, very similar to watermarks but similar pattern of pale centre, red round the edges. I'm assuming that's patch-type GA. I have no wish to take any chemicals having been antiobiotic free for last 25 years at least. Anyone any thoughts what to do? I am convinced that it's an inside-out approach that needs to happen rather than topical outside-in creams and I don't believe anti-bios are the answer. I am very relaxed, eat healthily, exercise, no junk food, no chemicals in the house, and surprised that this has cropped up now, but it is embarrassing and if I wear short sleeves cover the GA on my elbow with a plaster. I'm 64 so age seems to be a common factor. Would appreciate any ideas.
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