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Let me introduce myself ... / Re: Hi! I'm New (Groves Disease)
« Last post by Jeffersonz on Today at 07:22:59 AM »
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Skin Complaints and Skin Disorders / Re: Pityriasis Lichenoides Chronica
« Last post by skindiseasesucks on Wednesday June 20, 2018, 12:08:42 AM »
Hello Everyone,

Does anyone still frequent this board?  After 8 years of being in remission, I had another "episode."  I am currently battling it with sun exposure/tanning and a complete overhaul of my diet.  I've been on the autoimmune protocol diet for 18 days now.  I will post updates and results if I am successful this time around.  Has anyone else had success with changing their diet?  I have also started to take supplements to improve my gut health.  I've battled acid reflux and other stomach issues for some time now.

I hope everyone is doing well!   :)
Skin Complaints and Skin Disorders / Re: Grover's disease
« Last post by Maestrofred on Saturday May 19, 2018, 03:23:53 PM »
Greetings, everyone.  Since I last posted I have been skin tested for allergies and most recently I began seeing a new dermatologist.  When she looked at my arms she wasn't convinced that Grovers was my only problem.  She suggested that I do the following:.

1) begin using detergent brand ALL free and clear
2) stop using any type of dryer sheets and no wool balls in the dryer as well
3) and use moisturizer creams with Ceramides

Since I started doing these things the spots have begub to go away, so hopefully my Grovers is finally coming to an end, hopefully, and my problem now is more of an allergic reaction.  I had been using Arm & Hammer free and clear detergent but the ALL brand seems to be doing the trick.  Maybe this will help some of you. 
Skin Complaints and Skin Disorders / Re: Grover's disease
« Last post by Teacherchick on Thursday May 10, 2018, 11:51:32 PM »
I havenít posted in a few years. Iíve now had two biopsies in separate states that diagnosed my condition as Groverís. Iíve tried many medications. My Groverís started on my legs. I do have it on my arms and shoulders as well. Currently, I am on Doxycycline and Calcipotriene Cream. I also take Oxybutynin (a bladder medicine that I take ONLY for one side effect, which is lack of sweating, since my Groverís seems to be triggered by sweat).  My spots seem to be under control for the time being. Unfortunately, I am now covered in scars from the disease. It looks like I am extremely freckled on my legs, arms, and chest until you get up close and can see the shiny red/brown spots. It is extremely embarrassing. Have any of you experienced the scarring? Iíve had this condition for nearly 7 years now. My hope of the spots fading is not high. Iíve even tried laser, with no luck removing the spots. While I am thankful to have it under control for now, it sure is depressing to see the damage it has done to my skin.
Skin Complaints and Skin Disorders / Re: PMLE interesting connection
« Last post by SharonBlaine on Wednesday May 09, 2018, 06:48:10 AM »
In my advice, you will best way to use the sunblock.
Skin Complaints and Skin Disorders / Re: Grover's disease
« Last post by Jamielee on Tuesday May 01, 2018, 06:17:46 PM »
Hello everyone.  First of all I must say think you for all of the fantastic information located in these pages. It is so wonderful to see that I am not suffering alone.

I was diagnosed with Grovers last year after a biopsy by my dermatologist.  He was completely baffled as was I.  That's ok. On a path toward recovery/management of symptoms hopefully.

I am a 39 year old female. Cali baby so I have been in the sun my whole life, but always with sunscreen.  The Grovers is still on my stomach, but my shoulders and back are clear at the moment. I am taking Vitamin D (as I have been for awhile - mine was not even registering last time I had blood work done). I also use a salacylic acid scrub daily on my stomach (typically used for acne). I follow that with Aczone (an acne cream) every other day. It helps to keep the itchies at bay. I work out regularly but sweat and heat does not seem to irritate my grovers. Nothing in particular seems to irritate it - it just comes and goes at its own pace. The marks that are left behind are what really depress me about the whole thing.

I hope to continue learning more and more about the disease.  I saw a lot of discussion regarding mercury levels and a possible correlation, but I am allergic to seafood and have no fillings in my teeth, so I am not sure if this would apply to me.
Skin Complaints and Skin Disorders / Re: Grover's disease
« Last post by lukaskupasz on Wednesday April 25, 2018, 01:31:13 PM »
Hi all, I'm wondering if anyone has any advice for what frequencies to run for Grover's Disease and more importantly what can be done in terms of foods/toxins/supplements to avoid and which to include.
Skin Complaints and Skin Disorders / Re: Grover's disease
« Last post by golfboy307 on Wednesday April 11, 2018, 07:46:41 PM »

I would also add that if you had a severe reaction after eating fish, don't ignore the mercury angle.  Reducing/eliminating mercury has helped a lot of us on this forum.  As you mentioned, any other methods that contribute to overall skin health will help as well.
Skin Complaints and Skin Disorders / Re: Grover's disease
« Last post by clemente on Sunday April 01, 2018, 04:22:04 AM »
(Male, 58) I was diagnosed with Grover's August 14th, 2017 after several months of seeing little red patches pop up on my shoulder. Two biopsies were taken. One with Grover's the other was diagnosed as Chronic Folliculitis. Seems they are the same. I've read through much of this forum. I feel terrible for everyone who is suffering much more than I am and I pray for your healing and that mine does not get worse.

I have also had several instances of BCC in the past. I really hadn't experienced the horrid itching until I had a whole pompano fish at a Thai restaurant. I think I had some type of allergic reaction that caused something strange to happen and my Grover's went ballistic spreading to my chest and itching really bad.

Someone on this forum said a zinc based ointment worked well for relief. I happened to have a bottle of zinc assay in the cabinet so I put it on my outbreak full strength. It stings like crazy but after a bit I have complete relief and control. Each red spot seems like it is drying up and if I scratch it, it will bust open and ooze a little liquid. Yuck. I hope that doesn't cause it to spread. I've also tried clove oil and DMSO. Seems to bring the worst out to the top of the skin OR speeds up the cycle.

What I've learned from this forum is that there are many different things tried but not one specific thing that fixes. Lots of reading so I won't continue blabbering away.

I'm really liking what I just read today about overall body acidity, yeast or fungus, and nutrient deficiency. Seems like there might be something significant there in that line of thinking.

My goal is to study and choose a protocol, stick to it and see if it works. I'm thinking this is an autoimmune response. Love and healing to all. Praise be to God.
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