Granuloma Annulare Home Remedies

MSM
Posted by Grant (Fremantle) on 08/08/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Hi, my wife has had GA for about 25 years and it was getting worse, covering about 30% of her abdomen. About 6 months ago she started taking 1 teaspoon of MSM with lemon juice almost every day. It is now almost all disappeared. I hope this helps.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Dennis (Canada) on 07/23/2016

I have had this for about 3 years now.

My Dermatologist gives me a low dose steroid shot in the rear, and I then go for a few sessions of UV at the tanning parlour. This clears it up for 6 months or more.


Pregnenolone
Posted by Sm Hughes (Chesnee, Sc) on 07/07/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Have had some issues since 2010, minor and didn't worry over, as small spots came and went from arms and legs. About 2 years ago, I had major patches start on legs and connecting to each other from ankle to mid calf. Noticeable enough for people to ask about. Very Red and very noticeable. Arms which are freckled are scarred (I guess that would be correct) with small plain white circles because when a small circle leaves, it takes the freckles with it. Kept reading all of these posts and trying different things.

I have zero clue if 1 of these 2 things are the reason I am in fantastic shape or if it is a combination of both. I take 30mg Pregnenolone w/ my daily meds. I also spray Colloidal Silver on a cotton ball at night and rub it on legs and arms. I know nothing about these 2 items other than since I started about a month ago, arms are pretty clear, and my legs are smooth. You have to look hard to see anything now.

However, if I forget to swab the silver, they appear to get redder and can be seen. I am assuming if I can continue, things will leave. I have struggled with 2-3 fingerpads on each hand having the GA under the skin where it leaves a major ridge and is VERY painful. Since doing this, all fingers are clear. I did see a dermatologist, did the creams, said they would probably go away on their own, etc. and no real cure. Let him put shots into finger (thought I was going to die from the pain and I have a high thresh hold). Nothing helped. I am convinced my 2 options are working beautifully. I could be one or the other, but since I started them together, I don't know! I am thankful for this website and posts.


Treat as a Blood Condition
Posted by Frances (Cabarlah) on 06/30/2016

Yes, I too suffer with the terrible itch and pain.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jada (Chicago, Illinois) on 06/16/2016

Have the spots gone completely away? How long did it take? I'm trying ACV now.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Gena (Texas) on 04/28/2016

Hi, I have had GA for about 3 years now. DR gave some high powered ointment which did nothing to help. I will try some of the suggestions on this site. I really would love to get rid of it. Thanks, Gena


Treat as a Blood Condition
Posted by Denise Monyhan (Usa) on 04/20/2016

You are not the only one as far as when I bump them there is intense pain. It doesn't last long but I usually develop another under the skin nodule. I have the generalized type.


L-Lysine
Posted by Lizzy (Morrill, Ne) on 04/08/2016

Is the Lysine still working for your GA?


Helichrysum Oil
Posted by Vicki And David Smith (Florida) on 03/18/2016

Has the GA RETURNED?


Gluten-Free
Posted by Danielle (Pa) on 03/08/2016

I am also comforted finding this page today. I have had GA now for 2 1/2 years. It started on both my knees & elbows, then one large circle on my foot and now little ones on my legs and other foot. It is so upsetting b/c I ( as I read many here ) have tried so many different creams, oils, supplements etc.. and the only thing the dermatologist recommends is a steroid cream, which I don't want to use and can't now b/c I am pregnant. I am determined to heal this before summer so I can wear shorts and not feel self conscious. I am going to try the ACV topically and internally to start and see what happens-- if I notice any change. I am slightly jaded b/c nothing ever works to change this-- they only get redder and spread. It's so disheartening.


Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Danielle (Pa) on 03/08/2016

Crystal, That's interesting! I have had GA for 2 1/2 years now and I noticed it shortly after giving birth to my son who is now turning 3. I am pregnant now and it is still present and spreading-- so in my case it has not gone away with pregnancy. I am still looking for the cure! I am going to try ACV. Danielle


Gluten-Free
Posted by Karen K (Orange, Ct) on 03/07/2016

I have GA - going on 8 years. It started with one round spot on my left shin and spread to two more spots on my lower left leg. It eventually spread to my right leg. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's - hypothyroidism over 35 years ago. Took Synthroid for many years, now taking generic Armor thyroid. I thought that I might have an allergy to the Synthroid causing the GA. I have tried a dozen creams, mega doses of B3 prescribed by a dematologist, which did nothing for my spots, but gave me acid reflux. I have recently been applying tea tree oil and thyme oil with a cotton ball to my spots. I am going to try applying the ACV topically on my legs, which are sometimes itchy. I also have fibromyalgia. Eating organic, getting a good night's sleep, avoiding sugar, processed foods and gluten all seem to help.

I recently developed symptoms of arthritis and psoriasis. I discovered that cashews and walnuts are high histamine foods, so now I'm not eating those anymore. I am also taking a multivitamin supplement, turmeric, MSM, calcium, magnesium, Vitamin E and drinking green tea. It's too bad that doctors seem clueless as to how to treat GA. It is comforting to know that there are other people out there with the same issues. Thank you for sharing your stories.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Linda Cross (Spindale, Nc) on 03/02/2016

I got my first GA about 4 years ago on my left forearm. It started out like a small pimple. It is spreading and it is about a 2-1/2" x 3" almost round shape. I had been diagnosed with diabetes before the GA. No I have a GA on my knee about the size of a quarter and one on my left hand first finger knuckle. I've tried lots of stuff, but not the ACV, I will try that and the Colloidal Silver.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Linda Cross (Spindale, Nc) on 03/02/2016

I got my first GA about 4 years ago on my left forearm. It started out like a small pimple. It is spreading and it is about a 2-1/2" x 3" almost round shape. I had been diagnosed with diabetes before the GA. No I have a GA on my knee about the size of a quarter and one on my left hand first finger knuckle. I've tried lots of stuff, but not the ACV, I will try that and the Colloidal Silver.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Frances (Cabarlah, Qld.) on 02/21/2016

I was diagnosed with GA the past year. Initially had good results using manuka honey cream and ointment overnight. Lately, it had been red, raw, itchy. I experimented with ACV on left hand and colloidal silver on the right. The colloidal silver worked better than the ACV. Thanks Dave.


Gluten-Free
Posted by Erika Rose (Woodbury, Ct) on 02/08/2016
5 out of 5 stars

HI, I have had this condition on and off for a few years got worse as I got older. Last year I had a flare up and not knowing what it was I suffered for months. I went to many Dr's no help. I slathered everything on me to no avail. I was finally told to try no gluten. (I also have a thyroid condition) Well no gluten, no rash!!! Just a thought to try. It took about a month for the rash to go away and if I eat gluten I immediately get a rash on my legs.

Good luck!!

Treat as a Blood Condition
Posted by Kimharvest (Western Slope, Co) on 02/02/2016

Dhanishta; Don't feel alone! I have a high threshold for pain but now when I bang the top of my hands where my major rings are, it hurts and for a long time. A real wounded painful ache like damage was done. I now have new rings expanding from the edges of old rings. Now on both hands, up my arm around my elbows and around an ankle. My first spot started exactly where I had a localized X-ray. But I fear my main culprits were wasp and hornet stings I get in the summers working outside. I didn't react badly at the time but am now breaking out at at those attacked areas. It is horrid! I will experiment and will inform with any positive results. I will try hemp oil and lotions, since I live in Co. And will see if that helps. Good luck all!


L-Lysine
Posted by Barbara (Suffolk Va) on 01/14/2016

Is this still working for you? Have had GA for 30 years. It's the worst I've ever seen. Huge red bumps front & back all over my legs' knuckles&wrists. Look forward to your reply. Thank you.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 01/08/2016

My husband has taken the apple cider vinegar pills. I can't quite believe they are as good as taking the vinegar, but certainly worth a try, especially if you don't like the taste of vinegar, as my husband does not.

I have been drinking apple cider vinegar in my water for years with no adverse trouble with my teeth, but I do drink it pretty diluted and with a straw.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Faye (Nv) on 01/07/2016

Thanks for that comment. My dermatologist gave me a prescription for it and when I saw the price of $262, I started a search and couldn't belive I found this! When I was little, my spots would go away and come back other places, but now I'm 65 and it just keeps spreading. I see that one person mentions ACV pills. Has anyone else tried these? (I'd hate to hurt my teeth taking the liquid as one writer did.)


Pregnenolone
Posted by Judy Finley (Texas) on 12/07/2015
4 out of 5 stars

I developed GA a few months ago, and in my research, ran across another forum. A man said that his wife had the condition, and began taking low dose (5 mg, 5 days a week) pregnenolone with good results. I ordered some and had only been taking it for a couple of weeks when I saw that my lesions were clearing up. I continue to have them pop up, but they don't last long. Considering taking 10 mg for a while to see if it might help to prevent new eruptions. I'm also going to try apple cider vinegar topically, as some people have had good results with that.


Pregnenolone
Posted by Kay Oberle (Nebraska) on 12/03/2015

I have suffered from granuloma annulare for 7 yrs. I just ordered pregnenone 5mg. I am at wit's ends with this disease. Is your wife still clear? Has there been any advantages?


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Kim (Simpsonville, Sc) on 11/25/2015

I have had GA for a number of years with no relief. I have been to 2 doctors. My husband is driving me crazy telling me there has to be something I can do. I am going to try the ACV and praying this works. It is all over, even my ears. Fortunately I don't have it on my face yet. My mother said my grandfather had red places on the tops of his feet but no one ever knew what it was. I am diabetic so I am sure this has something to do with it. Crossing fingers this works.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Laura (Oklahoma) on 11/24/2015

How long do you leave the cotton balls on the granuloma annulare spots?


Treat as a Blood Condition
Posted by Victoria (Missouri) on 11/24/2015

"Does this stuff go into remission for whatever reason and could return?"

Yes and yes. Granuloma Annulare just goes away on it's own for some people, especially children. I have heard of people with GA that become clear for years and then it will return.

It is probably auto-immune in that it almost always disappears during pregnancy and comes back after the baby is born (like many other auto-immune diseases).


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Kimmi (Oh) on 11/08/2015

I have GA and have for three years. They started on both if my arms and then moved to chest and around my neck. I take bleach baths often and also have seen a huge difference. I also use Cortizone 10 and its amazing together. Now when I go out ppl don't look at me the same... :)


Helichrysum Oil
Posted by Carol (Delaware) on 11/01/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I stumbled upon helichrysum oil trying to heal poor hearing. It is supposed to do marvelous things, so I put it on my hands where the Granuloma Annulare is. I put in on maybe 3-5 days in a row just before bed and it immediately went away with no scaring or anything. I have just noticed a small spot on my hand so I will use the oil again tonight and think it should be gone in a couple of days. It had remained gone originally for over 2 years.

Treat as a Blood Condition
Posted by Susan (Tn) on 09/27/2015

I developed this stuff on my left hand only in my thirties, and I'm now 62. I really did nothing for it because doc says there's no cure and it was just itchy and red. Then it switched to my right hand only for about six months. Then, walla, it just went away about a year ago. Does this stuff go into remission for whatever reason and could return? I've had no surgeries; nothing different in my life other than a three month period of great stress due to family illness.


Pregnenolone
Posted by Danielle (Miami) on 09/25/2015

I have had GA since 1999. I have tried everything except for oral steroids because they only work while taking them and then the GA comes back. I find when I limit yeast and grain intake and take probiotics it helps, but recently the GA started getting much worse no matter what. I just ordered Pregnenolone and will try that when I get back from my next trip. In the meantime, I am going to start the Lysine because that does help.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Cassandra (East Chicago, In.) on 09/19/2015

My five yr. old daughter is suffering from the same thing and she has been to the doctor for this and giving her an ointment that is 2.5mg and it's not working so I'm going to try your home remedy to see if it works she's been suffering with this since she was two yrs.old. I like the idea.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sheila (Colorado) on 08/29/2015

Hi Cmm,

Have you looked into diet? You could have a response to inflammatory foods like gluten, fried foods, sugar or dairy. I am an acupuncturist- but I would suggest a nutritionist who specializes in inflammatory and/or immune issues. As some brought up earlier- this could be related to viral diseases, or diabetes- which would indicates immune or sugar imbalances.


Gluten-Free
Posted by Lucy (Arab, Al) on 07/22/2015

I have had Granuloma Annulare for 46 years. I was in hospital really sick in 1969. I feel I got from blood transfusions, nothing has ever helped tried all the doctor knows. Been to Mayo.

I was recently in a comma with bacterial menigitis, GA went away completely. I feel it was milk or wheat or something I am eating because I had none of that for 4 weeks while I was.in the coma, It has come back with a vengeance, Thanks for all the suggestions I am going to try them.


Low Dose Naltrexone
Posted by Victoria (Missouri) on 07/09/2015

Nancy, I'm glad the low-dose Naltrexone worked for you! I had high hopes for it as well.

I've had Granuloma Annulare for over 40 years. It has only gone away for me while I was pregnant (26 years ago)... came back with a vengeance once my daughter was born.

I also have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis... so I have tried the low-dose Naltrexone (LDN), have been on it at both 2mg and 3mg doses for over a year and my GA (both Generalized and Localized varieties) has not improved at all. I am continuing with the LDN however just because it helps me sleep extremely well and I am rarely sick with a cold or virus anymore.

I do have a couple small patches of GA on my face and eyelids, huge rings on my hands (these are the only tender painful areas), some on my feet and stomach, a lot on my elbows and my neck/chest area. I have tried ACV, Clobestol (watch out! This is super potent.. it has ruined the skin on my hands), Plaquenil, all sorts of lotions, creams, vitamins and other home remedies to no avail.

To parents of small children: In almost every case of childhood GA, it will clear on it's own within a couple years. It seems to become chronic more often when it starts in the teenage years (as it did with me) or in adulthood.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Susie (Pueblo Co) on 07/07/2015

I have read this whole forum and am off for lunch and buying Apple Cider Vinegar. You said it perfectly, totally distorting my inner spirit...I hate this...I have new spots everyday and hope this Apple Cider Vinegar works...I will post an update with my results. Sincerely, Susie


Low Dose Naltrexone
Posted by Nancy (Placerville, Ca) on 07/01/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I am a 71 year old female who contracted Granuloma Annulare in March of 2014. This diagnosis was confirmed by a biopsy. I tried a number of different remedies, some suggested here and I found I felt much better taking raw apple cider vinegar with mother every day but there was little or no impact on the rash. It presented itself in all it delightful variations and generally looked like creeping crud with wine-port stain coloration. Very upsetting.

My Dermatologist started me on Hydroxyclor which had little or no impact on the GA but REALLY helped my arthritic fingers. Great, but still GA was a huge issue.

In Placerville we have Grandpa's Pharmacy, a compounding medication pharmacy which makes their own compounds right there on the premises. I called them after I read how they helped someone else with another issue totally unrelated to GA and asked if they had something for me. The pharmacist suggested I try Low-Dose Naltrexone and explained I would need a Dr's RX to get it. I composed an impressive release of liability for my Dr, which even extended to any claims my children may present if I died from this treatment, laced up my combat boots and asked my Dr. for the RX. She was reluctant, but saw I was serious (I asked her where she got her first clue) & she gave me the RX.

I have been taking Low-Dose Naltrexone as a capsule for 6 weeks now and the rash on the inside of my wrists is gone, the bumps on my knuckles are barely visible, the rash all over my back and the rest of my body is about 50% of the boldness that it was and I am not finding it in any new places. The Pharmacist said it may take up to 9 months, and I am seriously considering a maintenance dose once I have totally won.

Incidentally, it has been surmised that I am the lucky winner of GA thanks to the triangular shaped tick that bit me in February of 2014. I was elated to find that Low Dose Naltrexone seemed to be helping me and I waited until I was REALLY SURE before I risked offering any false hope to other members of this exclusive circle of creepy embarrassment. And good luck, I hope this works for everyone who needs this information. You would think there would be studies going on to learn how to eradicate this condition, but since that does not seem to be the case, we must help each other when we can. I hope this information helps you. Nancy

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Cmm (Arnold, Mo) on 06/29/2015

I am 50 years old. I have had granuloma annular my entire life. When I was little it used to just be in a spot on my wrist and several spots on the top of my feet. They stayed there forever, never fading or growing Did not itch, so I didnt pay much attention to it. The last 10years, it has started spreading all over my body. The only place its not is on my face and my neck. Its on my hands, arms, legs, feet, torso, back, upper arms, thighs .. Its every where and the last 2 months it has started itching like crazy. I have been on steroids, creams, lotions, shots, chemo pills, uv light, chinese medicine, etc .. Nothing helps. I am tired of wasting my money on dermotologists when I know it doewnt help so I stopped going. I have psoriasis as well, but its not as bad as the granuloma.

Anything at all that you can offer to help, please let me know. I will try the apple cider again it did not work when I was in my teens. I used apple cider vinegar on my skin all the time when I was in my teens. helped with sunburns and keeping my skin soft. Its cheaper than all the medicines these doctors have put me on.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Missi (Fishers, In) on 06/20/2015

Hi Jenni! I live in Fishers, IN and have seen 2 different dermatologists and my Family MD regarding my Granuloma annulare that has started plaguing me this year. I was wondering who helped you in finding this successful treatment for your GA? Living in the same area, I was hoping that you might be able to give me the name of the person who helped you with finding the right natural treatment? So looking forward to hearing back from you.. This benign disease is crushing my inner spirit!! Especially as it is Summer! Thanks, Missi


Ionic Detox Foot Baths
Posted by Timh (Ky) on 06/18/2015 2075 posts

B: Thanx for the positive post on detoxing. If I might add, doing the ion detox spa from health professionals is a great start, but if you think that many more spas may be necessary you can purchase your own unit from the internet and use in your home. Also, I find detox foot pads very effective for cleansing.

Also, it is a good practice to take herbal antibiotics like Garlic, Oregano, Neem, Mrrrh, Echinacea, Oregon Grape, Olive Leaf, etc as there are a number of residual parasites & pathogens released back into the bloodstream fallowing the spa (most go into the spa water). Clay, or Charcoal may be necessary before retiring.

You may also consider the detox mineral hot baths recommended here on E.C. 1/4 cup Borax & 1/4 cup Epsom Salts for 1 hr once per wk until better.


Ionic Detox Foot Baths
Posted by Bonnie (Stillwater, Mn) on 06/17/2015
4 out of 5 stars

I have had GA for 4 yrs. my worst breakout was 3 yrs ago. I was living in Rocheste, Mn. At the time. I had it ALL over my body, on my neck creeping to my Face. The Mayo Clinic Derm's (4 of them), told me I was the worst case they had ever seen. I was given 2 drugs, doxycycline & hydrochoquin (sp.) I was to take for 3 months. I took them for 3 weeks & I broke out in secondary rash (all over my body now) I was a mess. I itched sooo bad I was in tears. I was put in the hospital for 2 days in wet wraps. I looked like a mummy.

I am now 65. It has been fading for almost 3 yrs. It started fading only after I was under the care of chiropractor. I had cortisone ointments, creams prednisone, injected cortisone shots & nothing worked. I also took ACV tabs & lysine, biotin&D3 supplements, nothing. I was told it was most likely brought on by stess. I also, had blood tests & a colonoscopy & nothing turned up unusual. That was 3 yrs ago. I still have lesion marks, on my arms legs, top of feet, & torso. I am doing ion detox foot baths, I have had 3 (1st one was 5 days ago) and I am amazed how much toxins are leaching out of my feet. The water was brownish black & had a fishy oder to it. Mostly liver & cell tissue. I am beginning to see my lesions fade even more..

For those of you who are adults, I would look into a reputable med spa & have the ion detox foot bath and also lymphatic drainage massage. Because toxins in your body are NOT good. Also, I have never smoked and occasionally will have wine or alcohol.

I will do the ion detox foot bath 2 more times, I am driving back to Mn. next week. I hope to find somewhere in the Twin Cities that do these. Also, @ the Med Spa in Parker its $30.00 a time..

P.s. This is a short version of this crap called Generalized disseminated Granuloma annulare.....

Bonnie from Stillwater, Mn.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Carolyn (Erie Ks) on 06/01/2015

How long have you been using Apple Cider Vinegar till you saw a difference? I've been suffering 10 plus years now.


Vitamin D Spray, Probiotics and Vitamin C
Posted by Susan (Franklin, Tn) on 05/31/2015

Glad to hear about all the ways you can possibly treat this problem. I'm 61, had it diagnosed more than 30 years ago. It has only been on my hands, one hand at a time. The lesions would form, and yes, they are itchy and painful if you get your hand wedged on the spots or hit them on something. Ouch. One day after turning 61 I noticed they had all gone, I guess in remission, and hope they don't come back. I haven't changed my eating habits or anything, but had no idea they could form all over your body like that. I'll certainly pray for all of us for a cure and wish everyone the best. Glad to have found this forum because something tells me this is not the end of this.


Pregnenolone
Posted by Cj (Mississippi) on 05/31/2015

Have you tried this method for Granuloma Annulare yet. I've been suffering for 10 years now. Tried Apple Cider Vinegar, pills injections, ointments, gluten free diet. So far nothing helps GA. HELP. It looks so bad I have this on tops of feet legs arms hands and now new spot first time on my stomach. I hate when people look at me like a freak show.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Crystal (Ohio ) on 05/18/2015

Thank you Dave... I've been taking the ACV tablets and taking liquid both in the morning and evening... It's just been two weeks but I think I notice a difference. I will definitely add it to my baths... thank you so much!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Nicole (Woodland, Ca) on 05/15/2015

I was wondering for those who used the ACV method.. do you drink it as well as apply it to the affected area? If you apply it, how? With cotton swab or mix with other things to make a paste? If I have a sensitive stomach will the Apple Cider Vinegar affect that?


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by B (Festus, Missouri) on 05/05/2015

Crystal, my son had also AG and I was able to cure it by ACV in his bath. I would put between 1-2 cups of cheap ACV ( which is sold in gallon at Wal-mart) to his bathtub and within about 5 months all his spots which were on the bottom of his legs disappeared. This also worked for my daughter's eczema. Let me know if you need more info.


Treat as a Blood Condition
Posted by Crystal (Ohio ) on 05/05/2015

Dennis,

How did your condition go away? I've had it since I was 12 and now 30. It went away completely during both pregnancies and came back full force. Any other info you can share would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Crystal (Ohio) on 05/05/2015

Vanessa ,

I have Generalized GA for almost 20 years also and it went away during both pregnancies also! I would love to know why... I'm wondering if the cause is hormonal? Have you found out anymore info in regards this? Thank you.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Crystal (Ohio ) on 05/05/2015

Hi,

I'm just following up on how the apple cider vinegar worked for everyone? I have had GA Since I was 12 and I'm now 30. Generalized and all over my body. I've done all the treatments including Puva light and never had any success. When I was younger I had the steroid shots injected directly into the rash and It made it spread all over my body. I'm close to turning to accutane. I will say it completely went away both times I was pregnant but came back full force about a year after. I would love to hear how the ACV works.

Also, Dave from Fountain Inn, my mother has the Epstein Barr virus and my sister has Lupus so I'm wondering if I have an autoimmune issue causing this. What is the CS medication?

EC: Dave is referring to Colloidal Silver (CS).


DMSO
Posted by Valerie ( Marquard, WI) on 04/20/2015

What is dmso?

EC: DMSO = dimethyl sulfoxide         https://www.earthclinic.com/supplements/DMSO.html


Vitamin D Spray, Probiotics and Vitamin C
Posted by T. (Newton, Nj) on 04/16/2015

I am so frustated with this! I've tried everything to try to get rid if this.Creams, steroid pills, shots. It started on my arm, elbow , forearm, now it's on my knees, thighs, and stomach. Tonight I'm putting on a mixture of crushed aspirin and ACV. Some one told me to try this mixture at night. Believe me, only try it if your going too bed. It stinks. I'll give all of you an update in about a week, pray that something happens and I can give you all good news.Feel For You All, Know All About It.

M. Love, Tammyu


Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Vanessa (Los Angeles, CA) on 04/15/2015

Did you find anything in your research on why GA completely disappears when you are pregnant?

I have been a GA sufferer for about 20 years now, and the two times that they went away COMPLETELY was when I was pregnant both times with my kids. It returned several months after giving birth in all the original places.

This coincidence needs to be studies for a potential cure. What reaction happens in the body while you are pregnant to heal all the legions?


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 04/12/2015

Dear Kristal,

Seeing that you have had success with ACV topically, I would try that again. And I have given ACV to my young children without any problem.

I would start with 1/4 teaspoon in water or juice a couple of times a day. If that seems okay, 1/2 teaspoon a couple of times a day could be tried.

~Mama to Many~


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Kristal (India) on 04/12/2015

My 5 years old daughter is suffering form Granuloma Annulare from past 2 years. We used Apple Cider Vinegar externally for 5-6 days at night. It disappeared completely but after 3 months it appeared again, but not at the same spot, rather little away from it. Kindly suggest some remedy. Can we give her ACV orally?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mariah (Us) on 04/06/2015

Violet,

Please look into the connection between Diabetes, Granuloma Annulare and gluten allergy! Seems that gluten (in sensitive individuals) can attack the pancreas, causing diabetes. Gluten can also cause other autoimmune reactions, such as GA. My boss's son was able to reverse his diabetes by cutting out gluten (at the advice of his doctor...)


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.

Pregnenolone
Posted by Judy Finley (Texas) on 03/16/2015

Does your wife continue to take the pregnenolone, or did she take it only until the condition cleared up? I just read several medical articles about it. In general, the reports are good, but mentioned several problems that could arise if it is taken for an extended period of time. I'm going to try it anyway. My GA has just begun, and I don't want it going any farther!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jenni (Carmel, Indiana) on 03/14/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I have been able to stop my Granuloma Annulare with a taking the Apple Cider Vinegar liquid 1 Tbs. two times a day 1 Tbs. of Silver Biotics each time. You can purchase the ACV and the Silver Biotics at GNC. I mix them with 1 Tbs. of orange juice so it doesn't taste as bad. I have been taking daily vitamins D3 1000 IU, Coenzyme Q10, Vitamin C, Echinacea, and Fish Oil. I bought all of these at Target. I take the dosages recommended on the bottle. I have also been drinking herbal green tea in the morning and Echinacea tea in the evening. I also put Cortizone 10 on the spots in the morning and at night. I still have some red spots but they seem to be fading away. This site was really helpful in getting me started getting over the Granuloma Annulare and wanted to share my recovery story. Thanks to all of you who shared your information about Granuloma Annulare!

Vitamin D Spray, Probiotics and Vitamin C
Posted by Katie (Denver, Co) on 03/13/2015

Where can I find the Vitamin D spray? Any type of probiotics? My son who is 8.5 has Granuloma Annulare on the backs of both his legs and the top of his foot. Have had GA for over 3 years now. Creams don't work. Tried the shot on the one on his foot and it's only scabbed over. The doctor said the ones on his legs weren't able to have the shots. They are getting bigger and kind of spreading :( any other advice you have???? Thanks!!!


Treat as a Blood Condition
Posted by Dhanishta (Australia) on 03/09/2015

I've had chronic Granuloma Annulare for 44 years and in all that time it only disappeared for 2 years and then came back with a vengence. I have tried all the treatments including injections of cortisone over long periods of time to no effect. I then turned to natural therapies but still have not found anything that's effective, including apple cider vinegar. But now I'm beginning to agree that Dennis from Florida might be onto something regarding it being a blood condition. Now if only we could find a suitable treatment for that then there might be a chance. Another thing I've noticed is most articles say GA is not painful. That's not true. I suffer great pain in my hands when I do things and also when I knock or bump them. Please tell me I'm not the only one who experiences this.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sher (Philadelphia, Pa) on 02/28/2015

I am in my 60's and never had a problem untill few weeks ago when I wound up with a triangle shaped flat pink sorta rash that is flat ..went to big derm ..biop Granuloma A results of test.. Only thing I have done in the past months was to get a shingles vaccine shot.... this is so weird, everyone says no way ..from it...

I am going to try A.C.V. I am not sure if drinking it or dabbing it on is the best. It seems to be larger spots on 2 sides of lower trunk.. Can drinking it hurt you and how long to take it. So upset by this. Would appreciate all the help I can get. Any creams help also. thanks in advance.


Treat as a Blood Condition
Posted by Dennis (Florida, US) on 02/18/2015

Note that I'm not a medical person. I'm a person who had granuloma for five years. It went away by itself but now I understand it.

I truly believe the problem is that granuloma is treated as a skin condition when it is NOT a skin condition. It is a blood condition like left-shift Leukocytosis (increased white blood cells). There have been no direct studies that I know of but I do know that a dermatologist can not cure it. Perhaps a hematologist can treat the Leukocytosis and that will cure the symptom, I.e., the white blood cells clumping up to the surface of the skin appearing as a rash.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 02/08/2015

Angie,

Re: Granuloma Annular...

If you Google "Granuloma Annular virus cause" you'll find a number of articles that discuss the possible connection. Including the possible connect with Epstein-Barr Virus.

If you think there might be a connection with a virus in your history you might consider anti virus agents topically. Echinacea for instance is a great one. I use it a lot as well as Colloidal Silver. I'd use topically for a week or so and see if there is any improvement. If so then I'd continue until the problem is eliminated. I'd also consider using CS orally if the topical seems to work as the virus might be systemic. I'd use CS ...two tablespoons twice a day for six months.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Angie (Wilton, California) on 02/08/2015

Hello, everyone. I, too, am afflicted with Granuloma Annulare and have been for about 7 years. I tried ultraviolet light therapy 3 times per week but the only benefit I saw was that it made my skin turn the same color so that the red from the GA wasn't as noticeable. But, it started turning my skin splotchy and leathery. Then I tried different creams but they started thinning my skin. The thing that helped me the most was the Kenalog shot but it only lasted 4 months. Doctors typically don't like to give that shot often enough to do the trick. I tried a topical over-the-counter 1% steroid cream with some success but I am afraid that it will thin my skin, too. So, now I will try the apple cider vinegar. I will let you all know how it works. I am so happy I found this forum!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Vikki (Australia) on 01/31/2015

I have been putting up with this unsightly skin condition for years - on my legs, under arms, on my buttocks and on my hand. Creams did nothing. Laser did nothing. Definitely will give the ACV a go and will keep you posted. What do I have to lose?


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Andrea (Colorado, US) on 01/20/2015

I have the exact same areas on body, under both arms, stomach, knees and hands. I have had two tests and two derms diagnose as GA. I have not tried ACV but have tried 3 different steroid creams, cortisone injections, tea tree oil and they come back or spread. Its been almost 10 years and it gets so discouraging, even my homepath dr had no recommendations, I am going to try ACV, so thankful I found this site today.


Vitamin D Spray, Probiotics and Vitamin C
Posted by Amy (Idaho, US) on 12/04/2014

My now 8 year old daughter has diagnosed with Granuloma Annulare 3 years ago. We found that using a Vitamin D spray at about 3 pumps at a time 1x a day, children's probiotics and 500-1000 mg. of Vitamin C that she is now symptom free.

My son who is nearly 19 is now breaking out all over with GA and I'm suspecting that it's because of his extremely high stress level and eating college food. Normally we don't eat any junk, but that has been added to his diet since eating dorm food. So he is now taking the Vitamin D spray. I do believe that since this is a auto-immune problem that the Vitamin D, probiotics and Vitamin C should help with his immune system and also help his "gut" where we need to start. It all makes sense. Why I have 2 children with GA doesn't make sense to me however. We are also starting Krill Oil and Oregano oil in capsule form to see if they have any benefit.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Violet (Cerrillos, NM) on 11/26/2014

In reply to Jeanette's question:

Yes, my daughter developed granuloma annulare about a month and a half before being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. It took us a few months and many medical professionals to diagnose it. (The school nurse thought she had ringworm and didn't want to allow her to attend school.) It seems that when her blood sugars are lower it improves. It was almost gone at one point, but we traveled to Germany and had a hard time keeping her blood sugar at a good level and it returned.


Gluten-Free
Posted by Denise (New Hampshire, US) on 11/07/2014

Hi Gluten Free,

Thanks for the info on going gluten free. I seem to have a wheat issue in that it causes bloating when I eat it...but nothing more. However, I have now had the Granuloma Annulare rash for about 3 or 4 years with no results except temporary with steriod creams/ointments. I just tried light therapy but nothing happening with that.

I will take your advice going gluten free and also start taking the apple cider vinegar that others have suggested...and maybe even some green tea. Did you do anything besides go gluten free? Just curious...

D from NH


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Denise (New Hampshire, US) on 11/07/2014

I have had Granuloma Annulare for about 4 years and the small spots connect and now looks like a pinkish/purple rash all over my abdomen and trying to spread down my legs and back. Have been using Clobetasol ointment which prevents from spreading if used upon the first notice of a spot, but do not want to continue to use it as it thins the skin and not good long term. The comments here are great and I am going to buy the ACV today and try it both topically and internally. I have read that ACV is also good for acid reflux....which I have used for this and it does work.


Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Hipgeorgette (Minneapolis, MN) on 08/31/2014

I am a medical researcher and I also suffer from GA. I have scoured the medical literature looking for a possible cause and treatment that is effective. What I have discovered is that the cause of GA UNKNOWN. Some believe it is an autoimmune disorder because GA has appeared in all stages of HIV. The research connecting GA with diabetes is weak. One retrospective study identified 12% of subjects positive for GA had diabetes mellitus. Most other case-control studies have failed to reveal any statistically significant correlation between GA and diabetes. Others hypothesize that GA is triggered by trauma, surgery, and insect bites. GA is not related to ringworm, or Lymes disease. The most effective and lesion fading home remedy is applying organic apple cider vinegar to the effected area of the skin and ingesting 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in warm water twice daily. The best to all of you in your quest to get rid of GA!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Ninatoughill (New Jersey) on 04/24/2014

I started with this ailment about 3 yrs ago when I notice it under my arm pit! I went to the Dr.s and was told this is GA. Prescription cream took it away in time but now after about two yrs of remission I now have all over stomach going into my groin area and some on back of my legs and again my arm pit! It doesn't itch or anything but the appearance of it is very upsetting! Im going to try the apple cider vinegar first to see if it helps first! I'm so glad I found this site and know many others have to deal with this ugly skin rash also! Thank you for the suggestions!!!


Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Sallyk (Phoenix) on 01/10/2014

I am a Granuloma Annulare (GA) sufferer too; the first lesion cropped up 15 months ago on the top of one foot and has since spread upwards on my legs and also appears on my elbows.

I would like to emphasize GA is NOT a fungus. It is an auto-immune disorder that manifests itself in a skin rash; basically our white blood cells are working overtime. If ACV helps you, wonderful (it hasn't had a significant effect in my case), but be careful about taking it in liquid form as it is highly damaging to tooth enamel. ACV pills are available which I take twice daily.

I have also been trying a gluten-free diet, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Although I am by no means rash-free, the condition has not spread beyond my limbs.

Best wishes, everyone. This is one miserable skin disease.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Doni (Snowbird Winters Az Summer Wi) on 10/28/2013

Thank you Thank YOU....I was sent this as a fwd from a dear friend...and I will be heading to the store today for my ACV...


DMSO
Posted by Shirley (England) on 08/08/2013

I have had GA for about 30 years now, and am really fed up with it so going to try some of these treatments. What is DMSO? Luckily, I do not have it on my face but every where else.

EC: Read more about DMSO here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimethyl_sulfoxide


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Vicki (Corinth, Ms, Us) on 06/24/2013
5 out of 5 stars

I have had Granuloma Annulare for about 8 years. I went to doctors and went through the steroid treatments like many others. Treatments worked but GA comes back immediately. My GA is on my entire body except, luckily, not my face. I was desperate and returned to internet to see if anyone had found anything to cure GA. I came across this site and read where ACV had been the answer for some. I immediately began drinking 1 oz. in the morning and 1 oz. at night. It's been six weeks and I definately see a difference. I am very encouraged for the first time in years. I just know that this is going to be the answer. I look forward to reporting a 100% cure.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Drie (Whitman, Ma) on 05/29/2013

In response to Ed: GRANULOMA ANNULARE IS NOT A FUNGUS!!! Granuloma Annulare is an inflamatory/autoimmune condition.


DMSO
Posted by Deopatria (Greenville, Sc) on 05/15/2013
5 out of 5 stars

I've had great success curing the skin troubles of Granuloma Annulare by using DMSO topically. I apply it on a paper towel and then plastic wrap and hold in a few minutes until the burning sensation - as long as you can stand it, around 15 minutes. It's not really a burn, will subside next day. The bumps are usually gone. I had a huge ring it has mostly gotten rid of now. Will apply it when new bumps come and save myself the issue of watching these things grow large.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Phyllis (Nyc, New York) on 03/17/2013

Nickle allergy.. Synthroid meds.. High cholesterol and Granuloma Annulare.. Anyone can relate?


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jeannette (Milwaukee, Wi) on 02/11/2013

Has anyone actually developed or heard of someone developing diabetes following diagnosis of GA? I've read that it can be a precusor to diabetes. Thank you.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by G (Euless, Tx) on 01/24/2013

E - My son just developed GA. He is also 5. I don't think he will drink the ACV, but I will defintely try it topically. When you guys say did he get rings, does that mean it's worse? He has one BIG ring on the top of his foot and 3-4 small rings on each of his legs. I don't know why he all of a sudden got this. It's so upsetting to me.


Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Ed (Nanaimo, Bc Canada) on 12/01/2012
5 out of 5 stars

In answer to the above people who have Granuloma Annulare, I also have the same for the last two years. I found a way to stop every spot in its tract. First I seen on the internet that the fungus travels between the two layers of skin. I bought a large container of hydrogren Peroxide 35 % food value and keep a small bottle about three quarters full in the bathroom along with a box of swabs. Upon going to bed I start with a swab and coat the spots two or three times each. It will burn a bit but only for a few minutes. I do this for three nights then watch them in a few days start to fad away. When coating the spots they will all turn white. I believe that the treatment is going through the first skin and and distroying the fungus. I 'm happy with the results I'm seeing, and now I'm looking for a way to remove the spots. Some where on this web page I seen that Walmart carry a product to remove the spots. I have a lot to be removed.


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