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. 68 People

    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

    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
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Apr 28, 2013

    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
    7 Responses Oct 30, 2010

    Some Relief?

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


    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
    3 Responses Apr 30, 2011

    Hello this is my second post

    and I'm following up with you after a recent derm visit. For 8 months I have battled with what I was told was grovers. And it may have been that originally. However following a second opinion at a well respected hospital I have found out that my skin where i have the rash is...
    Audreylm Audreylm
    26-30, F
    Nov 19, 2015

    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
    17 Responses May 23, 2010

    I am a 28 year old caucasian female,

    generally healthy. I have been dealing with this rash on my chest since March of this year and it is now November. I have no idea what triggered the onset as I live in the us northeast and i don't stay in the sun ever, I have not had any illness or surgery. I have been to my...
    Audreylm Audreylm
    26-30, F
    Nov 10, 2015

    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

    My husband got it from me altho they say it's

    not contagious. Mine lasted 3 months, it drove me crazy. Went to a Derm. tried everything, nothing worked, then my MD suggested Permethrin Cream 5%. U put it all over your body & head & it went away overnight.
    kholli18 kholli18
    70+, F
    Aug 18, 2015

    I had Grovers years ago

    while I was on synthroid for thyroid. I told my doc I would FIND A CURE! He assured me I would not. I looked for well over a year picturing in my mind that my skin was like an old worn out sheet because the doc had said Grovers was where your skin literally comes apart. I FOUND...
    Dianne01 Dianne01
    1 Response Jun 3, 2015

    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

    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
    Dec 13, 2012


    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
    2 Responses Feb 26, 2011

    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
    8 Responses Dec 8, 2012

    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
    66-70, F
    2 Responses Sep 16, 2013

    First time sufferer of Grover's disease

    for almost 4 months. Brutal and diabolical itching and discomfort is negatively effecting my life and causing disruption to desired and active and happy lifestyle. Have had to limit exercise since the sweat can become a facilitator for more and extensive breakouts. My...
    Parkmuse Parkmuse
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Jun 19, 2015

    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
    9 Responses Oct 6, 2010

    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
    7 Responses Oct 12, 2012

    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
    2 Responses May 15, 2012

    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
    1 Response Mar 16, 2013

    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
    2 Responses Feb 7, 2012
    herb1 herb1
    70+, M
    1 Response Feb 23, 2014

    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
    66-70, M
    4 Responses Jun 15, 2013

    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
    3 Responses Jan 26, 2012

    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
    6 Responses Oct 25, 2008

    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
    1 Response Feb 9, 2011

    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
    1 Response Apr 29, 2011

    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
    2 Responses Feb 25, 2013

    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
    3 Responses Jun 28, 2012

    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
    1 Response Sep 16, 2014

    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
    3 Responses Oct 10, 2012

    I'm a professor in med school teaching courses

    other than dermatology so I'm not knowledgeable in skin problems. However I do believe I will only follow what is called evidence-based practice for my Grover's disease. When my dermatologist told me that I have GD after a biopsy confirmed it, I did quite some literature...
    LizzieLyn LizzieLyn
    51-55, F
    1 Response Jan 3, 2016

    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
    4 Responses Jul 22, 2012

    Hi everyone! I'm going to try to give you the

    cure for this. Here is my story. I've had a whiplash in my left side of my neck (1,2,3 cervical) since the early 1980's and it was something, until recently, I thought I'd have to live with. Then in March of this year, I injured the right side of my neck moving a piano out...
    VezzaRose VezzaRose
    61-65, F
    1 Response Dec 7, 2015

    My latest bout with Grover’s Disease came

    from being very sick. I thought it was a flu or cold. But it only lasted 1-2 days and simply vanished. What I was “bugged” by was the mosquito bits on my scalp. With diminished skin capacity from Grover’s it’s hard to heal from insect bites. A week later, I got sick...
    rpayton805 rpayton805
    61-65, M
    Oct 25, 2014

    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
    2 Responses Sep 21, 2011

    I was diagnosed with Grover's disease about 3

    years ago. I tried many things but eventually found a solution that worked for me. I asked my dermatologist to prescribe UV light treatment (which was available at the clinic). I also take vitamin D (1000IU) twice daily. The rash disappeared after about 2 months of UV light...
    nocompromise nocompromise
    46-50, M
    Jan 4, 2015
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