What is granuloma annulare?
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.
What are the symptoms of granuloma annulare?
The following are the most common symptoms of granuloma annulare. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:
The symptoms of granuloma annulare may resemble other skin conditions. Always consult your physician for a diagnosis.
How is granuloma annulare diagnosed?
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).
Treatment for granuloma annulare:
Specific treatment for granuloma annulare will be determined by your physician based on:
Granuloma annulare usually clears up by itself. Treatment may include corticosteroid treatments (cream, tape, or injections).