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I Have Grover's Disease

A Grover's Disease anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Grover's Disease. You're not alone. 54 People

    Stops The Itch

    Diagnosed with Grover's Disease about a month ago. Age 66, male. Three weeks of Doxycyc Hyc have possibly helped, but only a little. However, I kept reading that a product from France, Aloplastine by name, was sometimes helpful. Couldn't find the product available in the U.S...
    clickster clickster 66-70, M 1 Response Aug 31, 2012

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    My Life With Grover

    After about 5 months of going to the doctors about a very itchy rash on my back and bottom,he recommended me to see a dermatologist. The doctr had tried taking me off certain meds, creams, butvtheyvdid not work. The only thing that works is Prendisone,but the doc would not give...
    Lilliebelle Lilliebelle 56-60, F 3 Responses Jul 22, 2012

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    herb1 herb1 66-70, M 1 Response Feb 23

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    Keen Jean 70 Years Young

    I have been fussing with Grovers disease for about 2 years.  I have tried everything but the Graveton pills.  I just sent off my order to try them.  I am desparate.  I have been a widow for the last 3 yrs.  This is actually making my remaining years miserable.  My...
    spot123 spot123 70+ 1 Response Feb 7, 2012

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    Sever Case Of Grover'S :-(

    62 year old boyfriend in great health was finally diagnosed with Grover’s Disease after three months of going to Doctors. He had a very very sever case. The itching was unbelievable. Started out with cold towels, Gold Bond anti-itching creams. You name it we brought it to...
    Lady12345678 Lady12345678 61-65, M 1 Response Jun 15, 2013

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    Grovers Disease - I Found A Cure For My Dad.

    My dad has had Grover's Disease for about 10 months, he has tried everything the doctors gave him with no relief. I ordered 100% pure unrefined Emu Oil for my dad, after 2 days - NO ITCHING. After 2 weeks can barely tell there is anything there (just looks like slight bruises now...
    juliann1 juliann1 41-45 7 Responses Dec 8, 2012

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    Grover's - Is There A Cure Out There?

    I am a 50 year old male dealing with this for over five years. I have tried every cream there is but none do anything other than relieve itching. I have being trying Graveton, a herbal tablet taken daily. It seemed to be working in that I definitely saw improvement. However...
    Grovers123 Grovers123 46-50 4 Responses Oct 30, 2010

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    I Found Relief

    About 12 years ago I was living at the beach in La Jolla. Over a short period I started itching like crazy. After seeing several doctors I was finally diagnosed with Grovers. The Doc had me go on high doses of vit A (5 pills per day) for about a week then slowly start cutting...
    winegeek winegeek 70+ Mar 16, 2013

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    I Think I Cured My Grover's

    I have had Grover's since I was a teenager- I am 56 now. I was only diagnosed a few years ago. My derm suggested Amlactin which helped, but I still had bad flares. I noticed my skin got better after I started drinking fruit smoothies 5 times a week. About 2 months ago I went on...
    Dahlias Dahlias 56-60, F 3 Responses Dec 16, 2012

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    This Helped Me - Not A Cure But What A Relief

    I am a woman I have had grovers disease for a few years since my early thritys. (Although its unusual for a woman in her 30s to get grover's disease) My latest outbreak was triggered by the flu. High fever and sweating from it triggered a horrible outbreak that has lasted...
    tranquilmidchaos tranquilmidchaos 41-45 1 Response Feb 25, 2013

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    Answers??

    I have Grovers and have no answers. Why, what will help, triggers, anything? I don't fit the profile-female, 50's, really good skin. Suggestions with relief?
    Empsol Empsol 56-60 3 Responses Apr 30, 2011

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    Potential Cure!

    I have suffered by what was finally diagnosed after a biopsy was taken by a consultant dermatologist at Chorley hospital Lancs UK, as grovers desease. Treatment advised was dermovate steroid cream and moisturiser, the same I had been treating it with for the past 4 years. This is...
    SimonBoardman SimonBoardman 51-55 Dec 13, 2012

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    Some Relief?

    Ive been using regular old Noxzema followed by baby powder -- helps overnight!
    dino23dave23 dino23dave23 70+ Mar 3, 2013

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    Been Fighting Grovers For About 5 Yrs/need Help

    Hello, I've been dealing with Grovers for about 5 yrs now. I have a lot of other health issues,but none of which are associated with Grovers. Have gone through extreme amount of stress , so suppose that may be part of it. I'm on the site to share what I've learned ,and...
    gmann434 gmann434 41-45, M 6 Responses Oct 12, 2012

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    Beating Grovers

    So I have had Grovers for the past 4-5 years straight. Nothing worked... I found this site and read some of the home remedies etc as well as spending a lot of time and $$ at the dermo. My dermo had put me on 200mg of doxy 2 x a day for a small area of adult acne. This cleared...
    jester757 jester757 41-45, M Jul 21, 2012

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    Potential Cure For Grover's Disease

    My first outbreak of Grover's was in 2003, although at the time, the dermatologists didn't seem to know what was causing my rash and fierce itching.  In 2005 a dermatologist in Olympia Washington diagnosed me as having Grover's disease.  If you have it, then you don't...
    teachndick teachndick 70+ 11 Responses May 23, 2010

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    How Grover's Affected My Life

    Just before Thanksgiving 2011 I broke out with this rash on my back. Since I had 15 people coming for Thanksgiving dinner I called my physician and made a doctor's appointment. When I went in the doctor questioned me about had I been around small children. My 2 year old...
    cketron cketron 61-65 2 Responses Jun 28, 2012

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    Male Diagnosed After Age 70

    My family doctor didn't recognize, and neither did his lab. But after my complaints he sent me to a dermatologist, who thought Grover's, and confirmed with his lab. He recommended triamcinolone acetonide, which is amazingly effective. Minutes after applying, the itch is gone...
    weewinkie3 weewinkie3 70+ 2 Responses Sep 21, 2011

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    A 70 Yr.young Lady

    I'm suffering w/Grover's for over 2 yrs.  Finally was diagnosed and given Clobetasol Propionate ointment to use twice daily for acouple of week.  I didn't like it, was to thick an impossible to put on my back.  My back seems to be more afflected than my chest. ...
    cousinmarly cousinmarly 70+ 5 Responses Oct 25, 2008

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    Graveton Is A Scam

    Please beware not to fall for false hope in this "natural" drug I read about in Experience Project. Go to this link to discover the scam and do NOT buy this drug! http://onesickmother.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/07/gordons-herbal-research-center-scam.html
    kjoynes kjoynes 61-65 1 Response Feb 9, 2011

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    Finally Controlled Grover's Disease

    My Grover's started in February 2013 and after 6 doctors I walk into another dermatologists office and finally he recognized it. After waiting a week for biopsy results, it was confirmed. He changed my meds to Singular (Montelukast) 10 mgs at bedtime, Zyrtec upon waking and...
    SesameSt SesameSt 61-65, F Sep 16, 2013

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    I had Grover's on my back

    and chest. Real itchy. My dermatologist prescribed Triamcinopone Acetonide. Expensive and it didn't seem to help much. I had an old bottle of Calamine Lotion (the pink stuff). I put the lotion on the area of the little sores (raw spots) and I felt a lot of relief and the rashes...
    mrbob8 mrbob8 70+ 2 days ago

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    Herbal Remedies - Do They Work?

    I am a 44 year old female - I have had this disease all my life - I remember having the rash at 15. I live in Australia and it looks like, as an 80s teenager, when tanned was cool - that I might have overdone it. My Grovers has flared up badly over the last 12 months. I have...
    aprilsun1368 aprilsun1368 41-45 2 Responses Oct 10, 2012

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    So Confused

    I finally was diagnosed with Grover's Disease about a month ago after going from doctor to doctor trying to discover what I had.  I was relieved at first because I finally knew what it was.  Then I became even more confused because nobody seems to know how to treat this...
    richg95340 richg95340 61-65 7 Responses Oct 6, 2010

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    Grover's

    I have has Grover's for a few years with no Luck. My wife had cream for grand babies diaper rash.I thought what the heck. Works real well for me, give it a try(price is right). Also, is number one for grandbabies..Penaten cremeThanks, Good Luck..  Buddy
    nevadabuddy nevadabuddy 70+ Feb 26, 2011

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    Finally Some Success Overcoming Grover's Disease

    I was diagnosed with Grover's disease shortly after turning 50. I went to my GP and went to see a specialist. The doctors were not able help me. The itching was so intense I couldn't sleep and rash/bumps covered my chest, arms, back and legs. I spent 6 months trying to find a...
    Danhouston Danhouston 51-55 1 Response May 15, 2012

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    First Steps In My Cure For Grovers Disease

    Hi 6 days (Sunday) ago I woke up with Grovers, I felt a little off for about 3 days before, a little flushed with sensitive skin. I had my annual check up on Thursday so decided to wait until then for confirmation (which I got). I felt it was triggered by a combination of things...
    annvictor annvictor 46-50 1 Response Apr 29, 2011

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    Grovers Herbal Remedies (graveton Or Gorvical)

    I am a 63-year-old male. Have had flare-ups of grovers over the past 15 years but I am experiencing another flare-up following a colonoscopy at an outpatient GI center. Neither an oral antiobiotic nor triamcinolone cream, both suggested by a dermatologist, has worked. Has anyone...
    drewru drewru 61-65 3 Responses Jan 26, 2012

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    Dont Know Where To Start.

    To all you people that are suffering from this disease, I feel your pain, litterally and physically, Ive always had a bit of a rash niggle mid chest and some irritation on my back, But nothing like i am suffering with now, Full blown and angry grovers i have. Took three...
    Gazzarr Gazzarr 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 28, 2013

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