Granuloma Annulare is a rare skin disease, which is long-standing (chronic) where you find skin rash in the form of red bumps arranged in the form of a circle or a ring. It is considered to be autoimmune; though, the exact cause is not yet understood. Overproduction of white blood cells (leucocytes) which gather at some places forming the ring shape rash in this disease.
The exact cause for Granuloma Annulare is not understood. The underlying process is known to be auto-immune in nature. It is often associated with other auto-immune diseases in the patient or in immediate family members, such as diabetes, under-active thyroid, Systemic Lupus, Cancer. Injury to the skin, some allergy (such as gluten) or tetanus vaccine may trigger this disease at times. It is more common in females as compared to males. It can occur at any age.
The following clinical variants are recognized.
The most prominent symptom includes bumpy skin rash, reddish eruptions, circular rash with mild itching. Patients usually notice a ring of firm bumps over the back of forearms, hands, and feet. These papules start as small pimple looking bumps, which spread over time. Occasionally multiple rings may join into one.
It is clinically diagnosed because of its characteristic appearance. You may need a skin biopsy to confirm the diagnosis.
Future (Prognosis) of Granuloma Annulare:
If not treated, it may turn out to be self-limiting in about two years; or may last even more. Since it is a result of underlying autoimmune disease, it is better treated internally.
Treatment for Granuloma Annulare:
Understanding the cause of Granuloma Annulare as auto-immune, suggesting internal, immunological factors responsible for the disease, homeopathy aims at treating the internal factors by addressing the immune system using oral medicine. results.
Homeopathic Medicine for Granuloma Annulare :
Arsenic Album, Silicea, Alumina, Lachesis.
RL 38, RL 16