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Tue, Mar 26 8:37pm · Grover's disease in Skin Health

I swear it was Vitamin D 5,000 IU daily that caused my Grover's disease 5 years ago.

Mon, Mar 25 2:31pm · Grover's disease in Skin Health

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?

Tue, Feb 12 1:51am · Grover's disease in Skin Health

Doc has now changed up program once more. I now use the Triamcinolone 0.025% (low dose) twice a day for five days and Elidel 1% twice a day on weekends. Doc took another biopsy and stitched the hole (I had him remove the worst one). I will post results of that when in. Doc has now started me on Isotretinion pills 40mg once a day. I would like to mention that I am seeing very significant improvement from day one of starting the pills only 7 days ago. I'm over 50% cleared up which may be the best I had ever been (previously) with the Impoyz cream (only allowed to use for two weeks max – then only to return). Can't wait to see next week. I'd also like to mention I started the Vanicream bar soap at the same time a week ago from these posts.

Sun, Feb 3 9:33am · Grover's disease in Skin Health

I don't understand why they call it transient acantholytic dermatosis when for me there's nothing transient about it. Mine is in the chronic stage and has been for 5 or more years and is in no transient form whatsoever. However, the intensity of it comes and goes.

Sat, Jan 26 6:51am · Grover's disease in Skin Health

Doctor has now changed course of action once more. After the Calcipotriene Foam exacerbated the problem times 3 (for the second time – like once wasn't enough?), now I'm on Triamcinolone Acetonide again however a weaker dose of 0.025% instead of the usual 0.1% for two weeks. Then alternating ELIDEL (pimecrolimus) Cream 1% 5 days per week and the Triamcinolone 2 days per week from then on. We will then start a course of Isotretinoin after the required two week waiting period. So far the Triamcinolone has relieved the havoc of the Calcipotriene. Wondeing if I may be one out of every 300 people that has a Vitamin D allergy? (Used Walgreen's only coupon for non-generic Elidel $40 instead of Generic one at CVS for $160 – after Dr. re-approval for non-generic at my request. Generic at Walgreen's was $106. Amazing how they try to sell you the generic for much more!)

Mon, Jan 21 12:37pm · Grover's disease in Skin Health

I have had GD for over 5 years now on my chest. First dermatologist prescribed Salex cream (6% salicylic acid) and also used OTC hydrocortisone 1% cream & gel. keeps itch under some control but virtually no help. Went on with this therapy for 4 years until I finally decided I need some more professional help. The new Doctor tried many things, Hydrocortisone 2.5%, then Triamcinolone Acetonide 0.1% lotion with tetracycline pills, no help. Fluocinonide cream 0.05% and cortisone shot, only slight help but not much. Calcipotriene cream 0.005%, this made it way worse. Then tried Impoyz clobetasol propionate 0.025%, this seemed to help the most after a week but never fully went away, and you can only use this cream for two weeks maximum at a time. During two weeks off it comes right back again. Then I tried Eucrisa 2% for about a month, started getting worse (even used with occaisional Impoyz too every third day). He also started the light box at his office – needs to be approved by insurance. Now he put me back on Sorilux calcipotriene foam 0.005%, he said the foam delivery might make a difference. So far it's getting much worse after a week but I've read somewhere that it may do this before starting to get better. We are going to start a course of Isotretinoin pills in a couple weeks. Those pills successfully eliminated my acne in my late 20's. I am now 57, male.