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 grandson had been staying with me so immediately it was diagnosed I had scabies. I went through 2 treatments for scabies and then was referred to my first dermatologist. This man said he didn't know what it was but probably it was excema. I went through 2 different treatments with him. I then changed my GP doctor and by now the rash is on my back, chest , thighs and stomach. Every night is hell. Then new GP recommends complete allergy testing. I go through this and it shows nothing. I finally tell the doctor I am at my end I really would rather be dead than keep on this way. Nights are like sleeping in a bed of red ants. I hate everyone around me because I hate my life. This doctor finally realizes how miserable I am and sends me to another dermatologist in the next town over. This guy looks at it and says he does not know what it is but does a punch biopsy. I wait seven days and go back and he tells me I have Grover's disease. He gives me the pills to help me sleep at night and the cream. Since then I have been studying on the web what others have done. One person suggested using Solaraze, it is usually used for small spots of skin keratosis to kill that skin and keep the spot from turning into a skin cancer. If the skin dies and grows a new skin. The new skin will not be damaged and an area for Grover's to latch on to. My worst areas lately have been stomach and thighs so this is the area I am teating first.So far this has been helping.