Granuloma Annulare Home Remedies

Change of Diet Caused Condition
Posted by Alyce (Calgary, AB. Canada) on 05/21/2019
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Thanks to all for your posts. I found them all very interesting. I was diagnosed Celiac (blood tests) November, 2018. This precipitated a Gluten Free Diet, which I started immediately. My Doctor gave me numerous pages of ingredients to eliminate from my food intake. The usual Wheat Barley, Rye and all their derivatives (which are numerous), where on these lists. As soon as I went on the GF diet, I started to get a rash on my upper thighs and arms. Biopsies showed Granuloma Annulare. Never, had any rashes before this. I am 80 years old.

Initially, I went on Corticosteroid creams. That made the situation worse. I also started on ACV, ( organic, with the Mother). that did not help me, it only gave me an acidic stomach. That went away as soon as stopped the ACV. I am eating probiotics like Kimchi, and Sauerkraut. That has helped the Celiac enormously. Counts have gone down from 253 to 93 so far. I am very strict in what I eat.

However, the GA is doing it's own thing. It is now all over my body. It never did itch, hurt or ache, it doesn't matter what I eat (only GF foods) or not eat, it is JUST THERE!! Celiac is an Autoimmune Disease. GA is also classed as an Autoimmune condition. It responds to what you put into your “MOUTH”. It's not what you put ON TOP of your skin that really helps, It's what you put into your gut system, (food, or so called FOOD).

I have tried numerous creams and ointments on my body, hoping that the rash would somehow subside, This has not happened yet. I try to not eat STUFF that is not real food and right now, that doesn't seem to help either. I feel that all those derivatives in the GF food may be responsible for my Granuloma Annulare.

I am now trying the CBD Oil (Hemp FX, legally available in Alberta and Canada). Have been using the salve and ointment now for only 5 days. I don't see any improvement at all.

MY Dermatologist has suggested numerous procedures, I have refused them. I am completely convinced that this is STILL about “what I put into my mouth”. Until I diagnose what that is, I feel that this GA will consume my entire body surface area. Like I've mentioned, the Gluten Free Food has so many unknowns in their products, one cannot figure out what they are. From Cellulose, (wood dust, chips) to tartizine, (coal tar) to other undecipherable's, along with the pesticides that are sprayed on almost all foods, before they are harvested, to Glyphosate sprayed on grain products. The Liver and the Skin are two organs that tell us what is going on inside our bodies. I am still convinced that the Gut System is also a good indicator.

I have had numerous tests which are all normal. If this CBD Salve doesn't help, I MAY try Sea Buckthorn Oil, and eatable Hemp Seeds, which I have eaten in the past years.

I may also add that on Oct. 25th, 2018, I had a Pneumococcus injection, and to this day, I feel that may also be what brought on the rash!!!

This is my story and I'm sticking to it.
Thanks.
Alyce.

Change of Diet Caused Condition
Posted by Mary (USA) on 05/23/2019

Alyce,

My husband has GA, been to every doctor but still cannot find a cure. One day I was listening to Doug Kaufman show he said GA is a fungus. My husband likes to drink when he come home from work. I keep telling him that alcohol is a fungus but he will not listen. So he suffers.. Maybe you can find the fungus that is causing GA. alcohol, corn, peanuts rice, some breads. Do not forget external like Heinz original apple cider vinegar, made from corn.


Change of Diet Caused Condition
Posted by Teena (Melbourne, Australia) on 05/24/2019 235 posts

Hi Alyce,

based on your experience, possible /probable heavy metals in the injection have caused your skin problems, therefore some easily accessible coriander/cilantro will help with detoxing these toxins from your body, also chlorella but from health food store. Best to you.


Enzymes
Posted by Mary (Usa) on 02/11/2018

My husband also has this condition . What is the brand name of the enzyme supplement?

Thank you in advance


Enzymes
Posted by Lisa (Cummings, Ga) on 03/11/2018

Can you please tell me what enzymes (brand) for candida were used?


Enzymes
Posted by Adrienne (Minneapolis, MN) on 11/13/2020

Please can you share the Brand and dosage of the enzymes?


Enzymes
Posted by Jenny (Austria) on 12/16/2021

Hey what was the name of the product that he took? I live in Austria and I can't find a mix of enzymes for candida :/


Enzymes
Posted by Jenny (County) on 12/16/2021

Hey what's the name of the product he used?


Dietary Changes
Posted by WIlma (Medford MA) on 08/10/2022

I was just recently this year Diagnosed with GA I am going crazy just looking at it. People look at me like I have a disease. So how long and often should I use the blow dryer plus at what speed should I have it on. I will do anything to make this go away. Did you ever laid out by the sun.? I keep looking on line to find anything that can make it go away faster. please advise. thanks in advance


Dietary Changes
Posted by Audrey (Chicago Il.) on 10/10/2016
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I have had granuloma Annulare now for 3 years. Started on my stomach and went to my arms and hand. It's a very frustrating skin problem. I always go back to what I was doing when it started. I started taking garden of life herbal products and within 3 days it just appeared. I didn't really think too much about it because the store claimed my skin breakouts was part of detoxing. And I switched products and used other brands. I also did apple cider vinegar. I also take adderall for addhd.

I find if I stay off herbs and acid foods, it goes away. And alcohol makes it even worse. I am going to go on a anti fungal diet and see how that goes. Dr kaufman on you tube has a the diet available. Does anyone else have a problem loosing weight with this?


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Vicki (Ia) on 01/28/2017

What dose of ACV are you taking? I have GA everywhere except my face and it's spread to my neck. I've only had it a few months.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Cheryl (Michigan) on 05/15/2017

So awesome to read this! Have also had GA for many years & used topical Clobetasol sparingly. Overjoyed to hear ACV will help instead. Totally relate to pattern breakouts. THANK YOU


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 07/03/2017

Gay, have u tried staying away from sugar and grains (and dairy) for a week?


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Gay (Florida) on 07/10/2017

Over the last year my GA has gone from, no biggie, to horrid. Now my back, stomach, chest and on occasion my thighs are covered w ugly red bumps. I MUST do something to stop this break out. Right now I am taking a turmeric supplement, not helping. Next step for me it to use DMSO, looking for what else added to it might help this unsightly ailment. My real worry right now I'd that it spreads to my face :(


Gluten-Free
Posted by Frances (Cabarlah, Qld.) on 09/18/2016

A naturopath I consulted in April advised me that GA was an autoimmune disease due to leaky gut and to avoid dairy, sugar, potato and all gluten, e.g. wheat, barley, rye, all grains. I thought it would be ok to have buckwheat, amaranth, but no. Next stage to avoid legumes.


Medicinal Mushrooms
Posted by Dwight (New Hanover) on 03/26/2018

Which specific mushrooms? How do you take? Tincture, tea, powdered? Do you have a good source for high quality?

Thanks.


Pregnenolone
Posted by Judy Finley (Texas) on 12/07/2015
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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.


Helichrysum Oil
Posted by Lin (Bradenton, Fl) on 08/18/2017

Did you mix the oil with a carrier oil?


Helichrysum Oil
Posted by Jenny (Austria) on 12/17/2021

Hey. Did u mix it with a carrier oil? And how big were the lesions that you had? I'm literally trying everything I can, so far nothing worked :(


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.


Low Dose Naltrexone
Posted by Jenny (Austria) on 12/17/2021

Hey nancy is the GA still gone? I've tried so many things and nothing has worked. It really is ruining my life, I don't want to even go outside anymore.


Ionic Detox Foot Baths
Posted by Bonnie (Stillwater, Mn) on 06/17/2015
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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 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.


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.


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

Is the Lysine still working for your GA?


L-Lysine
Posted by Jenny (County) on 12/16/2021

Hey how long did u have GA for? And how long did it take to see an improvement? I'm so depressed because of this :(


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... :)


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


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.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Beth (Colorado) on 01/03/2017

Hi, Kimmi,

Can you tell me about the bleach baths? Like a cup in a bath tub?? Does it matter what kind? Household bleach??

Thanks!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Beth (Colorado) on 01/03/2017

Hi, Jenni. I have just started the ACV 2x per day: 1/2 oz in 12 oz of luke warm water. It's not that bad after a while! I am only into it a week, but am optimistic. This is such a mysterious, troubling condition. I too, am so encouraged! Will be praying for success for all of us!!


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.


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.


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).


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!


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

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


Treat as a Blood Condition
Posted by Tina B. (Oklahoma) on 06/27/2017

My GA is on the tops of both hands. It hurts very bad if I bump them on something. It also tends to itch occasionally but not very often.


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!!!


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


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 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 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.


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 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.


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 Jada (Chicago, Illinois) on 06/16/2016

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


DMSO
Posted by Deopatria (Greenville, Sc) on 05/15/2013
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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.

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


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

What is dmso?

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


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?


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


Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Rebecca (WA) on 01/16/2022

This happened to me too! The GA disappeared completely when I was pregnant with both babies and returned a bit darker in the same areas.


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.


Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Di (Pittsburgh) on 08/11/2016

Totally agree - caused by gluten intolerance - and elimination of wheat, and Apple cider vinegar is working for me.


Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Mac (Bellingham ) on 06/28/2017

So, seeing your post was 2012, are you clear of GA now, 5 years later?


Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Regina (Toccoa Ga) on 04/28/2022

Where can I find this? I've looked and can only find 13%


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


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.


Gluten-Free
Posted by Adrienne (Minnesota) on 10/25/2016

Can you please tell me what kind of stool test you had to diagnose your allergen causes of granuloma annulare?


Pregnenolone
Posted by Nizac (Wappingers Falls, Ny) on 09/07/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I had posted earlier about ACV how it helped my wifes GA., only 5mg of Pregnenolone daily skipping weekends almost completely relieved her of pretty severe GA. It has been 5 months and she is still clear. Pregnenolone is a master hormone 5mg is a very low dose. This is available over the counter. Good Luck

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!


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.


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.


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 E (Arlington, Tx) on 09/11/2012

Jason, the Granuloma Annulares still pop up but we can treat them naturally instead of with steroids, which is a positive. She has had a few GAs develop into the ring shape but generally I catch them now before they progress to that point. We're currently on day 2 of having her drink ACV twice a day so I'm hoping for great things on that end. I've been drinking ACV for months and it really helps with my arthritic hands.


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

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


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jenny (Austria) on 01/03/2021

Hey, I just wanted to ask if the bumps were big?

I'm also trying applying apple cider vinegar but it seems to have no effect on the larger bumps :/ Its my 4th day doing it.


Vitamin E, Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Stephanie C. (Cameron, Sc) on 04/17/2012

I will definitely try this. Even though its not contagious I still don't like the way it looks and sometimes it spreads to my son's (6 yrs old) fingers as well.


Vitamin E, Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Dana (Brisbane, Qld.) on 09/24/2016

Dana in Alberta, coconut oil on GA is good but I heard from an essential oil expert that pomegranate oil was superior. I did find the product online and agree it is wonderful.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Tabby (Summerberry, Sk) on 12/13/2011

MANY thanks!! I've been doing quite a bit of reading on alkalinity and so forth, and will try the ACV/honey/baking soda. Will post back when I have something to report! Thanks again.


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 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 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 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...


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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.


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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.


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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...)


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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.)


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Posted by Robin (Kansas City, Mo.) on 12/06/2018

Yes, I too am allergic to nickel.



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