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Granuloma Annulare: Symptoms and Treatment.

About

A rash on the back of the hands, feet, elbows or ankles that often looks like a ring of small pink, purple or skin colored bumps.

People with diseases such as HIV infection, may be more likely to develop Granuloma Annulare. [1]

- Treatment options are available.
- Can be self-diagnosed.
- Medical diagnosis is generally not required
- Lab tests and Imaging are not required
- Short Term: can be resolved within weeks

Granuloma Annulare is a skin condition which mostly consists of raised, reddish or skin colored bumps (lesions) that form ring patterns, usually on your hand and feet. Causes of granuloma annulare are not exactly known. But it is generally triggered by minor skin injuries and certain medications.

Symptoms:

- Circular or semicircular shaped lesions on the hands, feet, ankles and wrists of adults, mostly women.
- Skin itchiness.
- Firm but usually painless bumps under the skin, instead of a rash.

Treatment

Self-care:

Applying lotions prescribed by the doctor can help in reducing the itchiness of the lesions.

Medications:

Use of certain types of antibiotics may help in reducing the appearance of the lesions.

Specialists:

Seek immediate medical attention from a Dermatologist in case you start developing lesions on your skin at an increasing rate. At mfine, you will receive a comprehensive treatment plan for optimum health and speedy recovery.

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