Granuloma Annulare - Editor's Choice

Over the years, Earth Clinic readers have sent us many reports about their treatments for Granuloma Annulare. The editors at Earth Clinic consider the below posts to be some of the most helpful and informative and have named them 'Editor's Choice'. We hope that you will find this useful.

Dietary Changes

Posted by Kristie (Chattanooga, TN) on 11/06/2019
5 out of 5 stars

My husband has had GA for 12 plus years. He has tried eliminating certain things from his diet over periods of time.

His most recent elimination was peanuts and peanut oil (which means no eating out at his favorite chicken restaurant). His GA cleared up within 2 weeks. If you have this condition, then you can imagine how HAPPY he is!! He recently went to his dermatologist and told him about his apparent peanut connection. He just replied "Yes, it is an allergy of some kind but we never know what is causing it" Keep trying different things. I think it is more about something being eaten causing inflammation in the body. The problem is trying to figure out what it is for each person.


L-Lysine

Posted by Virginia (Ohio, US) on 03/20/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Please try lysine for Granuloma Annulare. I take 1 pill sometimes 2 pills a day. Went to doctor and they said there is no cure for Granuloma Annulare. Tried everything and this condition was spreading everywhere on joint areas and more. Decided to try lysine cause I get fever blisters so I have herpes virus and lysine is good for this, so I thought to try this for granuloma and it has made me feel not like a freak anymore. Hands are almost clear and am able to show them now and knees and ankles clearing up. This is like a God send to me. Also I eat a lot of sugars which I read absorbs the lysine or whatever in the body. This is truly working and believe me, I have tried everything. Don't know what dose you should take but I truly believe it is working and still take it today.


Gluten-Free

Posted by Nomore (Richmond, Va) on 11/15/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Hi all... I just had to pass on my success with getting rid of Granuloma Annulare. I had it for about 3 years. I can't say this will work for everyone, as many medical professionals think this could be related to Diabetes and Lupus as well.

Go Gluten-free. I tried everything prior to my discovery of my gluten-intolerance. I tried things such as blood tests for diabetes, lupus, celiac disease plus allergy prick tests. Nothing helped me until I got a stool test. This test showed a significant intolerance to wheat. Once I removed this completely from my diet (and you definitely have to read all food labels! ), it went away. It also seems I have an intolerance to almonds too. I think with all the almond products out there, my body doesn't quite like them either. The removal of these two things completely cleared my skin.

I hope this can help someone! Good luck!


Apple Cider Vinegar

Posted by E (Arlington, Tx) on 04/09/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Our 5 year old daughter has GA and topically applying raw apple cider vinegar is the only thing that has worked to eliminate GAs. We did steroid shots the first two times GA popped up but that wasn't a long term solution! So thankful for ACV. I soak a cotton ball in ACV and use medical tape to fix it over the GA spot. We do that procedure for 3-4 nights and the GA is healed... Actually it looks like poison is drawn out and a scab forms. (A week later the scab is gone. ) Still, waaay better than steroids. We've checked into all known causes for GA over the past year (today we got back a clean bill of health from a CBC w/diff) and haven't uncovered anything.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Elyn From Milwaukee (Oklahoma City, Ok/usa) on 10/28/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I have had granuloma annulare for 9 years now. It began as a small patch on my left hand-- an ugly red rash, neither itchy nor painful. It has spread to the backs of both hands, up to my middle knuckles. The doc diagnosed it and said that it often is a precursor for diabetes, and that we'd keep an eye on it. Well, my favorite coworker in OKC introduced me to EarthClinic and I read about ACV. I drank it for a few months this past winter -- 1 Tbsp ORGANIC ACV with 1Tbsp honey, in warm water, morning and night. In spring, my coworker and my boss noticed that my GA had mostly disappeared! I hadn't even noticed! Oh, it's still there, but VERY much faded. I had to stop drinking the ACV because my teeth were beginning to hurt-- now I'm back on it but using a TINY pinch of baking soda in with the vinegar, let it fizz, then add warm water and the honey. I DEFINITELY recommend it. I don't know how long you will have to take it-- don't know how widespread or severe your GA is. Best of luck to you!!!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Nizac (Mid Hudson Valley, Ny) on 03/30/2011
5 out of 5 stars

My wife developed severe Granuloma Annulare (GA) about 2 years ago on her arms, hands and chest. After visiting a dermatoligist she was prescribed prednesone which put it in remission. However when the Prednesone was stopped it started reapearing. This happened twice both times it reapeared. I read on a forum a dermatoligist had a patient who told her that ACV put his 35 year case of GA in remission 1 oz in the morning 1 oz at night. I know that's a lot of ACV but it worked. My wifes GA is vastly improved her arms and hands, chest are almost totally clean. It's been about a month since she started taking it but saw results in about 1 week. Good Luck