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.
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:
* your age, overall health, and medical history
* extent of the condition
* your tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies
* expectations for the course of the condition
* your opinion or preference
Granuloma annulare usually clears up by itself. Treatment may include corticosteroid treatments (cream, tape, or injections).