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Grover's disease Cure and Treatment


What is Grover's disease?

Grover's disease and transient acantholytic dermatosis both are the same and it refers to the normal itchy rash caused by blocked sweat ducts which is characterized by small red, bumpy spots. It is mostly appears on the central back, mid chest and in rare case it may appear any ather part of the body. It is most common to the men who are over the age of 50 and less common to the women and young people. It may be treating with air conditioning.

Causes of Grover's disease

Causes of Grover’s disease are not known because sometime it occurs without any reason. It may occur because of high temperature and sweat ducts but sometime it also occurs in the dry skin. Many peoples are affected by the sun damaged.
In some cases it is related with the use of some medicine like sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine, ribavirin, and interleukin. It may also relate with coexisting dermatoses such as atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, and xerosis cutis. In rare cases bacterial and viral infections are also caused to this disease.

Treatment of Grover's disease

• Remain cool because sweating may increase the itchy spots
• Potent topical corticosteroids are essential in reducing the inflammation and controlling itching.
• Moisturizing creams and Calcipotriol cream are beneficial for itching.
• Menthol or pramoxine which contain lotion is useful for the itching.
• Oral corticosteroids, psoralen plus ultraviolet A light (PUVA), grenz radiation, and methotrexate are useful for the severe cases.
• Phototherapy is useful treatment for this disease.
• Some medicine like Isotretinoin (Accutane), Prednisone is suggested as essential for this disease.
• Hydrocortisone is a mild topical steroid to treat injured area with grover’s disease.

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