Granuloma annulare is a chronic skin condition characterized by small, raised bumps that form a ring with a normal or sunken center. The cause of granuloma annulare is unknown.
The following are the most common symptoms of granuloma annulare. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:
yellowish or skin-colored bumps
one or several rings of bumps on feet, legs, or hands
The symptoms of granuloma annulare may resemble other skin conditions. Always consult your physician for a diagnosis.
In addition to a complete medical history and physical examination, diagnosis is usually confirmed with a skin biopsy (removing a small sample of tissue for examination under a microscope).
Specific treatment for granuloma annulare will be determined by your physician based on:
your age, overall health, and medical history
extent of the condition
your tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies
expectations for the course of the condition
your opinion or preference
Granuloma annulare usually clears up by itself. Treatment may include corticosteroid treatments (cream, tape, or injections).
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