Other Names for this Disease
- Grover disease
- Transient acantholytic dermatosis
- Persistent acantholytic dermatosis
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There is no cure for Grover's disease and treatment is usually based on a person's symptoms. Affected individuals are usually advised to avoid strenuous exercise and excessive sun exposure, as sweating may induce more itchy spots. Initial treatment options include topical steroid creams such as hydrocortisone, anti-itch lotions containing menthol or camphor, and calcipotriol cream. For more severe cases, options include tetracycline, isotretinoin, antifungal pills such as itraconazole, PUVA phototherapy, and cortisone injections. These treatments have important side effects and are not necessary for mild cases.
Last updated: 5/6/2014
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