What's to Know About Grover Disease?

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I have Grover's disease,  for over a year now. I go to a dermatologist for this confirm but it doesn't seem to get better. My back,butt, and groom area's are the worst. I have read that there is no cure for this. I can't sleep because of  continuely itching. I'm at the end of my rope. Please help me with this problem. I can't stand it much longer.  Thank you in advance for your advice. Please help me !!!
Grover's disease often starts quite suddenly. There are intensely itchy spots on the central back, mid chest and occasionally elsewhere. Frequently, it follows sweating or some unexpected heat stress.

The itchy eruption lasts an average of 10–12 months. It is characterized by papules and papulovesicles with excoriations occurring on the chest, back, lower sternum, arms, and thighs.

The cause of Grover's disease is unknown. Suspected triggers of disease activity include heat and sweating, sunlight, and adverse reaction to medications as well as ionizing radiation, end-stage renal disease/hemodialysis, and mechanical irritation or prolonged bed rest.

Some cases of Grover's disease have been associated with medications such as sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine, ribavirin, cetuximab, and interleukin-4 . One series of 300 patients with Grover's disease reported an association with other coexisting dermatoses including atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, and xerosis cutis. Finally, smaller series have detailed an association with pyoderma gangrenosum, bacterial and viral infections, and occasionally, malignancies.

Sweating causes lesions to form, but lesions aggravated by sweat usually return to "normal" fairly quickly—avoiding sweat is not a reason to avoid exercise. Minor outbreaks can be controlled with prescription strength topical cortisone creams. More severe eruptions usually clear up after treatment for one to three months with Accutane or tetracycline. If these fail or the outbreak is severe, PUVA phototherapy treatments, antifungal medication and cortisone injections are alternatives.

Some research has suggested a correlation of Grover's disease with mercury toxicity.
 in which case Dimercaptosuccinic acid might help.
my suggestion is use creams and drugs containing Adrenocorticotropic hormone under the supervision of a dermatologist.
Hi I'm a 31 year old female and I was just told I have groves and my skin feels like it is on fire it burns all the time it itches so bad I can't sleep because of it I've been dealing with this for years now I've been on so many different medications I've tried home remedies and nothing is working if anyone can tell me what I can do to help this condition that would be great cuz this is the worst pain ever...
Which drugs have you ever used ? Grover disease is usually relieved within a few weeks to a few months, pay attention to the diet, mainly to light food.
Try use castor oil on itchy skin it might help
I am a 53 year old female who was diagnosed with Grover’s Disease on 12/22/18 when my body broke out in 100’s of blisters covering my whole body. They are clear blisters but when they break they bleed and the itching is insane. I can’t sleep, get maybe two hours of sleep at a time and i her woke up because they say I am clawing at my skin in my sleep. I have to change my sheets on our bed daily due to blood and have to sit in a towel in the livingroom so I don’t leave blood on the couch. They have tried multiple medications to try and help with the blisters and itching that have not helped much and now my kidney function is low. I have not been able to work since 12/22/18  and truly need to get back to work so any suggestions or help would be very much appreciated.
Sweating causes lesions to form, but lesions aggravated by sweat usually return to "normal" fairly quickly—avoiding sweat is not a reason to avoid exercise. Minor outbreaks can be controlled with prescription strength topical cortisone creams. More severe eruptions usually clear up after treatment for one to three months with Accutane or tetracycline. If these fail or the outbreak is severe, PUVA phototherapy treatments, antifungal medication and cortisone injections are alternatives.

Some research has suggested a correlation of Grover's disease with mercury toxicity in which case Dimercaptosuccinic acid might help.
is this contagious?
Grover Disease is not contagious.
I am  74 year old female who developed Grover's disease after having a PET scan done.  The prescription cortisone creams help, but what seems to work best for me was altering my diet. Using advice from a naturopath I try to avoid foods that are high in histamine (she gave me a list) and I avoid gluten and dairy. Even so, I still have flare ups and currently have lesions on my face, which I have never had before. I have been dealing with this for 4 years.
Have you see a dermatologist. It's rare , I have no experience of this disease. You should consult a specialist. here is something I know, whcin may help.
Sweating causes lesions to form, but lesions aggravated by sweat usually return to "normal" fairly quickly—avoiding sweat is not a reason to avoid exercise. Minor outbreaks can be controlled with prescription strength topical cortisone creams. More severe eruptions usually clear up after treatment for one to three months with Accutane or tetracycline. If these fail or the outbreak is severe, PUVA phototherapy treatments, antifungal medication and cortisone injections are alternatives.
Some research has suggested a correlation of Grover's disease with mercury toxicity in which case Dimercaptosuccinic acid might help.
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