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Grover's Disease: What works to help find relief?

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Re oral steroids – I was prescribed a "Burst" dose of Prednisone for a joint inflammation problem and found that eased my GD itching temporarily. May I ask if you could advise the medication name and dosage that you used.

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I'll have to get the name for you on Monday as I generally don't keep the containers after I finish them. I can tell you that it was a week supply. On the first day, I took 7 pills interspersed over the day, the second day was 6, the third day was 5 and so on until the last day was one pill. I took two rounds of them about one month apart. The second round was more effective than the first for some reason. I stopped taking them about a week ago and the itching has resumed, at least not to the degree before I took the pills. I'm sure you know that oral steroids are only a temporary fix and can't be taken for any length of time due to the possibility serious side effects. I do use a topical steroid called Fluocinolone Acetonide. It has a limited effectiveness for me, but if there is one thing I have learned about this disease, it is that everybody reacts differently to different solutions. So, it maybe very effective for you. I have found that when the itching gets extreme, Witch Hazel, followed by Hydrocortisone cream, can be helpful. Gold Bond Ultimate Eczema Relief cream can also be calming. The reason that this site is so helpful, is that you learn about so many different options. Just keep trying ! Hope this was helpful.

Sorry this took me so long. The steroid I took was a Medrol dose pack. Again my apologies for taking so long.

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