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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 daily for 2 weeks then as needed. I used the clobetasol as recommended and after going for a follow-up appointment he suggested to keep using the cream to minimize the affected area's scarring. It's been about 4 months now, and the spots have not gotten smaller, but bigger and starting to spread linearly instead of just laterally. I have about 10 spots now, but only had 5 in July. At first they didn't hurt, just looked like burns on my leg. And of course with the summer, everyone asked whats happened, which made me go to the dermatologist in the first place.
Since about mid-August, these little buggers have begun giving me feelings that I associate as shin splints during the night and sometimes during the day. Has any one else had this kind of nerve or muscle pain?
Also, my dermatologist will not do any other therapy other than the Clobetasol Cream and I am worried that these spots are going to keep growing until they cover my entire shin.
Any suggestions on at home remedies or other therapies that dermatologists recommend to do if Steroid cream doesn't work?
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