Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Granuloma Annulare Home Care

Home care measures for granuloma annulare include:

  • Avoid scratching lesions.
    • Scratching may lead to infection.
  • Take prescribed medications as directed:
    • Don't skip doses of your medication. This makes them less effective.
    • Be aware of the common side effects that may be caused by your medication.
  • Learn everything you can about granuloma annulare:
    • The more you know about your condition, the easier it will be to participate with your doctor in making treatment decisions.
    • Ask your doctor about good sources for information.
    • Write down questions to ask your doctor.

Granuloma Annulare Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have granuloma annulare and any of the following:

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Last Updated: Feb 28, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Granuloma Annulare References
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  2. Looney M, Smith KM. Isotretinoin in the treatment of granuloma annulare. Ann Pharmacother. 2004 Mar;38(3):494-7. [14970372]
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