I have been diagnosed with Grover's disease under my breasts. I had a biopsy for diagnosis. Tried topical ointment with no really good results. Any ideas?
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I am so happy to hear that you’re feeling better. I wish the medical community were more knowledgeable about this condition and the natural remedies out there. It took me a good month to feel results but since then my rash has slowly disappeared and the itching went down daily. Now I only have a few scars left from the horrible rash I had all over my body and I only get a few little itchy bumps that pop up on occasion. I have a love hate relationship with cilantro but i will eat it daily, if possible, until this thing goes into full remission. wishing you and everyone on this forum success with getting rid of their Grover’s
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I HATE cilantro! I have hated it for many years! It tastes like bar soap in your mouth. One or two tiny sprigs on a whole meal is tolerable but any more than that is unbearable (in salsa too). Some people attribute more of it to better tasting – absolutely false. How much do you eat daily?
Have had very little cilantro, mainly in salads. But have found that 50,000 IU of vitamin A and 6,000 IU of vitamin D seems to have turned things around. June would’ve been the magic 6 month anniversary and supposed minimum for Grover’s to go away.
BUT I am unsure of the side effects (If any) of these vitamins. Was not concerned initially because all I wanted was an end to the itching. My back is clear and have some bumps on my legs, and very little itching on my legs.
Anyone out there know about or has anyone taken A and D?
i am still trying the extract. I have seen a little improvement but not as much as others have said – note my rash and itching has never seemed to be as bad as others anyway. I am taking a little more of it and see if it gets rid of the rash. I put a dropper full (note, that the dropper doesnt fill up more than a 1/3 of the way, so i have to dropper 3-4 times to get to a dropper full) in a small cup of OJ. I don't taste it that way – maybe a tinge. I can handle the same with water, but i am swallowing it quickly and then eating something to get the taste out. I travel too much to deal with carrying raw cilantro along. FYI – people in the posts above say a bunch or half a bunch (i have no idea what a bunch is equivalent to but seems more than one or two tiny sprigs. Good luck.
very interested in hearing more about the vitamin approach – will try that next if the cilantro extract doesnt work.
kimass1- I am so grateful for you posting about using cilantro as a treatment for GD. 2 weeks of diligently consuming 1/2 bunch of fresh cilantro stems and leaves mixed with unsweetened almond milk, unsweetened probiotic yogurt and 2 pinches of Stevia artificial sweetener mixed in blender to make a smoothly I am at least 50% improved. I can even lay on my back with only minimal noticeable pain. If I just stayed at this level I would be satisfied.
I buy 4 bunches and keep it fresh all week by trimming 1 inch off of bottom, placing in a few inches of water in jar or glass and cover loosely with plastic bag and change water at least every 3 days. If left in plastic bag for a week it will get slimy.
Your earth clinic post gave me realistic expectations from bloggers as only about 50% reported success; some reported no change, others moderate improvement and some reported total success. One GD sufferer had his breakout going on 6 years and now is clear for the first time.
Researching about cilantro it is noted as a heavy metal detoxer cleanser and I have not studied what that means.
It seems one must continue with the fresh cilantro daily or GD will return. Those using cilantro tablets report limited success, significantly less helpful, yet I ordered cilantro capsules for traveling.
Thanks again for giving me this info! I'm back off roading with our Jeep club and this make my husband happy. When broken out the bouncing friction not only hurts my torso rash, but aggravates and triggers a worse breakout.
@gardeningjunkie as always thanks for your comments. When you did your research into cilantro, you mentioned that capsules didnt seem to work. Did you happen across others trying the extract? Still trying that – going to give into a couple more weeks
I HATE it too. It does not get better with time. I just pinch my nose and chug it down I use a half bunch to a whole bunch EVERY day in a smoothie and I am 99% clear after doing so after a month. I am in my third month of this and will keep going until I go into remission…hopefully soon!
Do you take or use anything else?
I also put in a tsp of Chlorella in the smoothie. I take vitamin a and d daily as well. but not in high doses, just one capsule of each a day. I did this prior to cilantro but it didn't seem to help but I hear good things about the A and D so I continue.
I’ve been following along with the cilantro postings. I’m almost in a full “remission” after 5 month of my most recent outbreak. I am one of the cilantro lovers of this world, so next outbreak, I’m trying the cilantro diet!!! Keep posting the updates for those of you trying it.
I read from bloggers on the EarthClinic site you mentioned and also surfed the net for info about cilantro helping diseases. I read this from a number of bloggers. It is used to treat a dozen aliments and skin is listed, although not specific to eczema. I went deep into a variety of postings and many mentioned that the capsules were not as effective. Still I ordered some because keeping up with the fresh is a challenge. Yet I have only used the fresh for about 2 weeks now.
seth971- a bunch in my local grocery stores is at least 4-6 cups, which is probably more than 50 sprigs. I am trying 1/2 bunch daily, stems and leaves. I tear 1/2 bunch in half and put in blender. That amounts to more than 2 cups.
frogger- One of the treatments my derm puts me on when broken out is Calcipotreine Cream, a topical. It is man made vitamin D which is used for the growth and development of skin cells. It is widely used for plaque psoriasis (which I don't have). I used to take vitamin D pills and found it made no difference in my Grover's. Google vitamin D toxicity- not a good thing. Many today take calcium with vitamin D for absorption along with vitamin D and are getting too much. My sisters doctor took her off of vitamin D as the levels were to high in her blood.
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