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Content updated on Nov 2, 2022

What is granuloma annulare?

Granuloma annulare is a ring patterned rash of the skin. It mostly affects young adults and commonly affected areas are hands and feet. It can be licalised to a particular area on the skin or it can diffusely spread over the skin,

Symptoms of granuloma annulare

  • Ring-like rash

  • Skin redness or red bumpy rashes

Questions your doctor may ask to check for granuloma annulare

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose granuloma annulare

  • Do you have swollen red ring or circles on your on your hands, legs or body?

  • Do you have red skin or red spots on the skin?

Treatment for granuloma annulare

Granuloma annular can be treated by corticosteroids. Some dermatologists also recommend cryosurgery.

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  • Red skin


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