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

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My GD was diagnosed remotely by dermatologist. My GP is always interested in my solutions to any problems which I or my husband have. She always writes down to look up. I haven't solved my GD yet, but to date, clove oil has kept it at bay and kept me functional. I still have to use 3 x day which is discouraging. I tried the Gold Bond Extra Strength powder today and was quite miserable in short order. I use extra strength Bengay for extreme itch relief. (Only need once in awhile now.) It has 10% menthol, 4% camphor and 30% methyl salicylate (relative of aspirin) the Gold Bond powder lists .8% menthol as well as zinc oxide, acacia Senegal gum and Eucalyptol, as well as methyl salicylate (doesn't say how much of the latter ingredients.) The Bengay gives me excellent temporary (hours) itch relief, but no effect on the rash. I prefer an MD who admits he/she doesn't know as opposed to giving advice that it misguided and throwing medication at a condition like throwing spaghetti on the ceiling to see if it sticks. Still waiting for my Far Infrared Sauna to arrive. I was impressed by the derm who referred his patient to this site. You are all life savers. Having worked as a physical therapist for most of my life, I have found that many doctors don't diagnose problems they can't fix, so it's a help to have a diagnosis of Grover's Disease if only to get to this site.

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I will now add Bengay to my endless list of creams and ointments. My out breaks have changed strangely. They used to be pretty much on my back and shoulders. Eventually they would disappear, only to move around to different areas. Now they have localized on my stomach, two very distinct rashes, and the itching is really intense, far worse than before. The discomfort is worst in the morning and just before I go to bed. Gardeningjunkie explained the reason for this several months ago. Also any contact with clothing, cotton or otherwise, seems to initiate and prolong it. I tried the Goldbond as well. Very temporary fix for me. Still do my smoothies once a day, religiously read this site, and pray that someday, someone will come up with a miracle, so we can all go back to normality. Lol. I thank everyone on this site for their input. We really are in this one together.

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