A granuloma is a small cluster of immune cells that forms as a response to injury, infection, or certain medical conditions.

Our dermatologists at Lupton Dermatology specialize in diagnosing and treating these skin bumps. Our skin experts identify the underlying cause of granulomas and offer targeted treatments, such as medications or minor procedures, to effectively resolve them. Their expertise ensures accurate diagnosis and comprehensive management of these skin concerns, helping you achieve your skin goals.

We are committed to supporting you on your journey to healthy skin. Learn more about granulomas below and schedule a consultation with one of our providers today for personalized care and treatment. Let us help you achieve and maintain optimal skin health.

What are the Symptoms of Granulomas?

  • The symptoms of granulomas can vary widely depending on the organ or tissue affected. 
  • Skin nodules or bumps.
  • Rash.

Causes of Granulomas

  • Granulomas are organized clusters of immune cells that form in response to infections, inflammation, or exposure to certain substances.
  • They represent the body's attempt to isolate and contain perceived threats that it cannot eliminate, involving immune cells like macrophages and lymphocytes.

How to Prevent Granulomas

Preventing granulomas involves maintaining overall health and minimizing exposure to harmful substances. Practice good hygiene, stay up-to-date on vaccinations, and avoid prolonged exposure to irritants or substances known to trigger inflammation. If you have specific health concerns, consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice.

Granuloma FAQs

Granulomas may or may not cause symptoms. Some individuals may have granulomas without noticeable effects, while others may experience symptoms such as skin changes, pain, or discomfort depending on the location and underlying cause.

Yes, granulomas may recur, especially if the underlying cause is not effectively treated.

Treatment depends on the cause. Dermatologists may use topical steroids, cryotherapy, surgery, or laser therapy to address skin granulomas.

In some cases, granulomas may be associated with allergic reactions, especially in response to certain substances or materials. Dermatologists can help identify and manage granulomas related to allergic responses.

How to treat Granulomas

Our dermatologists typically treat granulomas by addressing the underlying cause and managing inflammation. Treatment may involve topical or oral corticosteroids to reduce inflammation, immunosuppressive medications, or, in some cases, surgical removal of the granuloma. Antibiotics might be prescribed if the granuloma is related to an infection.

The specific approach depends on the type and cause of the granuloma, and individual cases are often managed on a case-by-case basis. It's crucial to consult with your dermatologist for a proper diagnosis and tailored treatment plan.