Grover's Disease Treatment Tips

Grover's disease is a skin condition that can affect people of any age. It is more common among men over the age of 50. This skin condition is also called transient acantholytic dermatosis or persistent acantolytic dermatosis, depending on the manifestation of the symptom. The symptoms are an itchy, raw rash that can last for approximately a year. It is generally known by the papules and papulovesicles that are frequently create on the chest. Grover’s disease may also be present in people who do not show any signs of itching or the presence of any rash.

In common, the disease is caused by sweating and if the body is under heat stress. Grover’s disease is more common in people who are sick and lie in bed for long time. Moreover, it is found more in people with dry skin who are often exposed to sun light. The disease can make worse in the winter months. Extreme temperatures and weather conditions can also trigger Grover’s disease.  Most often, it is important to consult a dermatologist to analyze the condition. Diagnosis may include a skin biopsy to confirm the disease.

The Treatment for Grover’s Disease lies more in controlling the condition, as there is no permanent treatment. Medications prescribed most often are corticosteroid injections, anti- fungal creams, or antihistamines. Small breakouts can be restricted by applying topical creams. In severe cases, phytotherapy treatment is advised. For topical application, diphemanil methylsulfate powder and calcipotriol cream can be used. antipruritic lotions and  moisturizing creams that contain menthol and camphor are also useful. Cortisone pills are also known to help with Grover’s disease, but the rash manifests instantly once the medication is stopped. Hydrocortisone topical cream can be applied regularly to achieve better outcome. It is found that the mercury present in the body causes a cell response that triggers Grover's disease; thus, it is necessary to avoid exposure to mercury.