A Natural Approach To Health
Living With Granuloma Annulare
I had a question the other day about granuloma annulare.
Granuloma annulare is a chronic skin condition that consists of a circular-shaped rash with reddish bumps.
Most often, the condition affects children and young adults.
Granuloma annulare is slightly more common in girls and usually is seen in people who are otherwise healthy.
The cause of granuloma annulare is unknown.
People who have granuloma annulare usually notice a ring of small, firm bumps over the backs of the forearms, hands, or feet.
More than one ring may be noticed in some cases.
The rash may be mildly itchy.
The condition is diagnosed by a doctor who may use a skin biopsy to confirm the diagnosis.
Treatment of granuloma annulare often isn’t necessary, except for cosmetic reasons.
In some cases, creams or ointments are used to help the bumps disappear.
Some doctors may decide to freeze the lesions with liquid nitrogen or to inject steroids directly into the rings of bumps.
Ultraviolet light therapy or oral drugs can be used in severe cases.
To deal with granuloma annulare it’s beneficial to:
*Drink 6-8 cups of purified water daily as it hydrates body and brain cells, thins mucus, and flushes toxins.
*Increase Omega3/omega6 essential fats.
*Keep a balanced pH.
*Use Enfuselle and/or ShakleeBaby skin care products.
*Tea Tree Oil is an antibacterial topical treatment.
*Epsom salts baths may be beneficial/soothing.
*Consider liver and/or colon cleanses, fasting, and/or juicing.
*Review my post on candida.
*Consider aloe vera (gel from inside fresh leaves is best).
*Eliminate toxic personal care, laundry and cleaning products.
*Eliminate personal care products that upset skin’s natural pH.
*Decrease excessive sun exposure.
*Decrease exposure to chlorinated shower/bath water, pools and hot tubs.
*Improve your digestion and elimination processes.
*Discover allergies/sensitivities (food and/or environmental) that may trigger or aggravate condition.
*Eliminate free radical damage.