Re: Getting Rid of Granuloma Annulare
i've had GA since i was young. it was mainly on the tops of my feet, my fingers and elbows. i was treated with topical steroids which had minimal effect and UV light which worked on my elbows. it would then come and go but now it's staying. i got a little mad about it and tried some home remedies. one thing i did was rough up and area with 80grit sandpaper. i noticed when i did so, the area with GA took longer to heal than areas of my body that had similar scratches / wounds. so i theorized that maybe the UV light kills normal bacteria or other organic allergens on our skin that causes an inflammatory response. i've had bad allergies all my life so it's not hard to believe that my skin too might be sensitive and become inflamed as do my nasal passages.... to aid the healing, i'd soak a piece of paper towel in hydrogen peroxide and leave it on the sanded GA for long periods of time while i sat at the computer. this had some positive effects but still the healing was slow. so i decided to try some Triple Antibiotic ointment and the that seems to be not just aiding in the healing but is also making the GA go away! i had a really bad spot on the inside of my leg and the antibiotic ointment is having a dramatic effect. i can just barely see some redness when before it was red and inflamed. so i have stopped sanding the area and now i'm just applying the antibiotic several times daily. so far so good. i'd like others to try ointment and let me know how it goes. rub it in good. oh, i also had a spot on my left foot that lasted for over a decade and now it's going away!