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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 took three days for them all to disappear with the cream but because I have mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) I was afraid to use the cream for too long as it has ingredients in it that have the potential to make my MCAS worse, not to mention the side effects.
These two conditions are definitely related. When my MCAS gets worse so does the GA and that's because mast cells dump out TNF (tumor necrosis factor) when they degranulate which is what causes these rings. Dr. Afrin, a well respected mast cell disease specialist, has a video presentation where he connects these two diseases (and many others). If you google "MCAS & Granuloma Annulare" you'll find my story and more information linking these two diseases.
For those of you who haven't tried the clobetasol propionate it may be worth a try! It really worked quickly!! I was so happy to see them disappear.
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