Grover's Disease: Natural Remedies for Relief

| Modified on Mar 30, 2024
Multiple Remedies
Posted by TURBO/63 (PORT HURON) on 10/02/2023


1. Willow Balm pain cream buy it on amazon/the itch cream is less effective, but willow balm emliminates the itching for about 8 to 10 hrs and help heal my grovers.

2. Hydrogen peroxide wipe the effected area 2 times daily before treating it.

3. Uva and uvb exposer once a week for 10 mins.

4. Cotton shirts, no micro fibers.

5. Marshmellow Root/NAC/Querciten/Vit d 5000 to 10000/

6. No oral meds at all to many issues.

Grover's Disease Triggers
Posted by Gary (Kitchener On) on 08/26/2023

Hi jteriod

Sorry to hear of your issue. Dr.Lenerd Coldwell is the #1 natural Dr. he has many videos on Youtube. He says to rub Hemp Oil on any skin issues and they will die and never re-appear.

God Bless


Grover's Disease Triggers
Posted by jteriod (Vero Beach, Florida) on 08/25/2023

Hello Ben!

Dealing with Grovers, also. Going to dermatologist three times a week for the blu light treatment....not sure how effective it is, as I still itch and have the nasty lesions on back, chest and arms.

Could you please provide the recipe for your Cilantro Smoothie? I would very much appreciate!

Many thanks!


Baby Shampoo, Calamine and Pramoxine Spray
Posted by TURBO 63 (PORT HURON) on 08/08/2023

Try a product called Willow Balm, use the pain relief version. It stops the itch dead for 8 to 12 hrs, works like a charm for me. Note you can buy it on amazon. It really is a life savor.

Grover's Disease Triggers
Posted by Denise (NV) on 05/31/2023

I also have a ridiculous amount of those purple, cherry angiomas that appear out of nowhere, all over my body, mainly my upper body. Was diagnosed with Grover's disease after a biopsy. Thinking there is definitely a correlation.

Willow Balm, H2O2, Tanning Bed
Posted by TURBO 63 (PORT HURON) on 04/13/2023


Here is an udate as I am itch free for 14 days as of this email:

Step 1 = Respiractin - find this product and take it 2 to 3 times daily it is amazing and is a product of Canada, it simply works.

Step 2= use peroxide to clean the affected area 2 to 3 times a day.

Step=3= use willow balm pain lotion for the itch.

Step=4= your choice uva/uvb tanning 3 to 6 mins on the affected area.

And I am itch free and very happy, please look to the other post I submitted for the prescription cream I used in conjunction with this treatment. (note) I refuse to take oral meds as they are useless in my opinion and have way too many side effects. This was a 8 week struggle to find what worked for me and I am finally free of grovers. Thank god

Baby Shampoo, Calamine and Pramoxine Spray
Posted by Jennifer (Savannah GA) on 04/12/2023

I am 53 years old and had Grover's Disease for years on my rib cage that came and went. I thought it was a fungal infection. I treated it for 4 months with OTC antifungals and it only got worse. I tried A&D cream, washes for eczema, steroid creams. Anything I put on it made it angrier. It itched and burned so bad. I went to the Dermatologist who treated me for 2 weeks with oral antifungal medication-got worse. Then she treated me with antibiotics and topical antibiotic creams-got worse. So she did a biopsy (the sutures burned and itched unbearably but I could not remove them. Biopsy came back as Grover's disease.

I found that just washing the area with baby shampoo and leaving it alone helped the most. I had been doing fine and decided to go into a tannining bed. I got a little pink on my upper back. A few days later, I tried to go to bed and I began to itch unbearably on my back. I thought it was my sunburn healing because there were no bumps. I tried cortisone cream and took an antihistamine. It settled a little but I could not lay on my back or wear a shirt. The next day my back was covered in the notorious bumps. As a last hope, I bought a calamine and pramoxine spray. It burned at first but helped tremendously probably because it soaks up moisture in the skin.

Trying cilantro in my smoothies now.

Willow Balm, H2O2, Tanning Bed
Posted by TURBO 63 (PORT HURON) on 04/09/2023

I would like to be clear that my suggestions are just that and nothing more, I am not a doctor and I am not giving medical advise, simply sharing treatments that have worked for me..

I have not and will not take any oral medications, as I do not feel they work and have more than their share of negative side effects..

Treatments that work for me:

1. Willow balm for pain/ is still my go to for the itching and is amazing for stopping the itch.

(Cons) a bit strong smelling but I have smelled way worse..

(Note) Willow balm has product for itching but it is not as effective as the pain balm (it smells less strong).

2. Hydrogen peroxide to clean the affected area 2 to 3 times daily with triamcinolone 0.1% cream with willow balm 2 to 3 times daily.

(Cons) hydrogen peroxide can burn but it not the worst pain and use the peroxide after cleaning your skin..

3. Top choice for non-topical treatment is going to the tanning salon and using a uva /uvb stand up bed on the effected areas of my back and chest. I spend 4 to 6 mins 2 times a week and I am mostly itch free for 95% of the week.

(Cons) dermatologists get very unhappy about tanning. But since they have to personally deal with the non-stop itching day and night, I do not care what they think at this point. Tanning is the key to my dealing with gd. But keep in mind i am using a limited time to obtain a slight redding of my skin. Simply works for me.

I hope this helps as I have tried numerous products and this has been a blessing for me..

Homeopathy - Natrum Muriaticum 30c
Posted by Renee (Qld ) on 03/24/2023

Do you find this to heal Grover's?? I am battling it at the moment and looking for a homeopathic.

Grover's Disease Triggers
Posted by John (Florida) on 02/18/2023

I developed Grovers Disease when I had Covid 19, which was confirmed with a biopsy. I had it over my front and back trunk locations. I tried several remedies, and dermatologist prescribed prescriptions, but nothing worked. I finally went to see Dr. William Cole, DO, Sarasota, Florida. He treated me with a proprietary infusion, and medication, and within several weeks, the itching stopped, and the rash began to fade. It continues to fade each week and I would say that it is 90% gone. I believe that my rash was related to my Covid 19 infection, since it occurred at the same time. Dr. Cole believed that my condition was a continuing immune response. It has been seven (7) months since I had Covid and developed the rash. I have read that a lot of cases resolve themselves between 6 to 12 months without any treatment. However, I am truly thankful that I went to see Dr. Cole as I believe his method worked in my particular Covid related disease.

Posted by Debi H. (Us) on 02/15/2023

I have been suffering from Grover's and get no relief and basically no help from doctors. They say no cure and nothing seems to ease the itching.

Yesterday I went to a homeopathic doctor She made up a spray for me. I'm no longer itching in less than 24 hours. I'll continue with it until my skin looks all clear. It's like a miracle. Find a homeopath near you and go. Insurance does not cover but it's well worth the miracle

Grover's Disease Triggered by Vaccine
Posted by Sherri A (Manhattan, Ks) on 01/25/2023

I had a rash with Covid as well. I did research and there was a Covid rash, googled pics. It looks like Grover's. I had another round of the rash. Odd I thought. It just kept getting worse. Went to Urgent care. They thought allergic reaction or contact dermatitis since it came on so quick. I received an injection of steroids, and the intense itch went away for the most part. Three weeks later more rash and the same intense itch. Went to Dermatologist and she biopsied a couple of the pustules. Grover's was the outcome. So mine started with Covid as well. Lucky us... not.

Grover's Disease Triggered by Vaccine
Posted by Patricia (victoria, BC, Canada) on 12/27/2022

Re: the Pfizer vaccine. The same thing happened to me and I've tried everything. Nothing works and it is hell. Does anyone have any good ideas?

Grover's Disease Triggers
Posted by Krissy (Rimrock AZ) on 12/15/2022

Trying to pin down what is causing more intense outbreaks: My Grovers really increased in the past couple of months. Strangely, I moved from WA to AZ and it hasn't been hot or anything but rather quite cold as of Dec 2. Last summer in WA was very hot and my Grovers didn't change much. I noticed when I went to Disneyland 2.5 weeks ago, I had ZERO issues and it actually cleared up! I was only there 3 days. (BTW, Cilantro is absolutely the best remedy, no doubt.) What I'm trying to do is figure out what I ingest at home that I didn't in CA. My best guess is pure seltzer in aluminum cans (heavy metals) and Cayenne.

My question is if anyone has zero'd in on an ingestible irritant...?

Anti-Fungal Remedies
Posted by JP (Out west) on 10/07/2022

Orally administered activated charcoal does not get absorbed through the gastrointestinal lumen and only acts within the gastrointestinal (GI) tract in its unchanged form. Therefore, it could not possibly have worked at the epidermal cellular level to combat Grover's Disease. Additionally, MDAC may have, and likely would have, retarded the effectiveness of the 'Fungal Forte' active ingredients. Fungal Forte being a formulated supplement featuring lacto-fermented herbs, enzymes and more (what is does 'more' mean) to control fungal fluctuation for optimal digestive health. The advertisement for Fungal Forte says to remove sugar from your diet, and yet they include dextrose (a sugar) in Fungal Forte.

Cilantro, Vitamin A+
Posted by mary (florida) on 09/16/2022

Hi, can you tell me how long it took for Vitamin A to work? I started 2 days ago..nothing so far but I'm hopeful :) have tried everything else.

Cilantro, Vitamin A+
Posted by Betsy (Georgia) on 08/29/2022

After reading all of these great posts on the Grover's Disease page, I tried the Cilantro smoothie once a day with usually a half of the bunch. Added turmeric and black pepper, (they have to work together) berries, a good collagen powder marine or bovine, along with a scoop of organic greek yogurt, ice, water and a scoop of organic non GMO plant based protein powder. I doubled my zinc to 30mg, 500 mg of curcumin (with black pepper), and 25,000-30,000 IU of Vit A plus what is in the cilantro, and 5000 of Vit C. Wore lose closing and limited bras. tried not to sweat during the day on my abdomen and lower back where my GD is located. I also added a uric acid cream twice daily. The one I used was Eucerin rough and bumpy cream. I saw and felt improvement after 2 days and great improvement after 5. Totally gone in 7 days. I am continuing the cilantro but will probably cut back to every other day in a couple of weeks. Staying with the uric acid cream daily and the supplements for a month at least. Then I will reduce the vitamin A, take a two week break from the zinc because it interferes with copper and reduce the dose, and reduce my Vit C. Amazing how food can heal! I cannot wait to return to the dermatologist to let her know so others can possible be helped. For history I have had this for about 6-7 years. Never knew what it was and treated it with a steroid cream that usually worked. It was self- limiting. This year at 62, it came on with a vengeance. My abdomen and lower back from bra line down was covered. It had never been that bad but I was spending way more time in the sun. I went to the derm, asked for a biopsy and it confirmed GD. Of course a strong steroid cream which I hated using because of the skin thinning effect ordered for 2 weeks on then off two weeks and back on for a total of 8 weeks. I tried that with absolutely no resolve and was not waiting 8 weeks to fix this. So I started researching and found this site amongst others. Thanks to all of you who posted. I take other supplements which may have had a small effect but these were the ones that I feel made a difference because I added them. I did try the butt paste etc but had no effect. May just have been me and very messy. Uric acid, I think was a big component because of the breakdown of the skin along with the other support of collagen, zinc, Vit A and C. Hope this helps someone else. Good Luck!

Grover's Disease Triggered by Vaccine
Posted by Angie (Winnipeg, MB) on 06/11/2022

I have had GD since receiving the Pfizer vaccine in Dec 2022. I'm definitely going to try the cilantro remedy as the itchiness is really hard to handle. Hoping it helps!

Cilantro, Vitamin A+
Posted by Kerri (Fl) on 06/07/2022

Same problem for my mother, 85 years old. She took the 2 shots and booster and has had the same miserable problem, twice!

Grover's Disease Triggered by Vaccine
Posted by Nancy (Va, USA) on 06/06/2022

I was reading your comment and I thought What was a nappy rash? Took me a second and realized you were on the other side of the ocean....We are all in this together..

Cilantro, Vitamin A+
Posted by Celeste (AL) on 06/06/2022

I am 60 year old woman who developed Grovers in March 2022. It started small, but it spread pretty fast and itched like mad. It was eventually all over my back, chest and belly. Went to walk in clinic twice, once with a fever. They didn't know what it was but prescribed prednisone, antibiotic, and antifungal the first time. It cleared up but came back 2 weeks later.

The second time they prescribed prednisone and corticosteroid creme and said go to a dermatologist. I did. He said it was Grovers. Did biopsy to confirm. While I waited on the biopsy result I used the corticosteroid creme on my back only for 5 days, once per day. It cleared it right up. I also found this site while I waited. I used cilantro smoothie daily for a couple of weeks which really helped with the itch.

But it is Vitamin A, 48000 IU per day that the dermatologist told me to take that is really clearing it up for good. The dose has to be taken down gradually to about 5000 IU per day after 3 months since Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that the body stores. It is toxic if the mega doses were to be continued.

The dermatologist gave me a refill on the corticosteroid creme, but said not to use it on the breasts and belly because it thins the skin and can create problems because of it. This skin is already thin. Like others who have shared their despair about Grovers, I wonder if my Pfizer vaccinations and 2 boosters may have contributed to this problem showing up. Who knows.

I also was a rabid sunbather for several decades. It could just be my time given the damage I did. I hope this helps someone.

Oh, I am also taking 12 organic chlorella tablets and 2 activated charcoal tablets per day for detoxification. I'm keeping up with the cilantro smoothies a few times a week (1/2 bunch cilantro, 1/2 inch peeled ginger root, handful of spinach, frozen mango chunks, 1/4 avocado, 1 cup water).

God Bless You all.

Vitamin A
Posted by Penny (Michigan) on 06/04/2022

Hi Elena - Please confirm you are taking 50,000 IU Vit D? I'm not following your next comment = take Vit D 2000 IU or less because vitamin A depletes Vit D. Please clarify. I've had Grover's for YEARS. It started on my back and is now on my legs. Thanks

Grover's Disease Triggers
Posted by SoCalGirl (California) on 05/28/2022

Hi, I was recently diagnosed with GD. My body runs hot. I did acupuncture for infertility and took my temp daily. My acu dr noticed my core temp was always higher than normal. I started taking herbs to cool the blood. It worked back then for getting pregnant. I am back to acupuncture now and once again am starting the herbs to help cool my blood. I also started birth control again to help level out my hormone fluctuations as many of my outbreaks were right before my period started. My body temp changed then too. Now I am seeing a major difference in the severity of the outbreaks becoming less and less. I would suggest seeing an acupuncturist and discussing this possibility. My derm said it was a great idea as Western medicine really didn't have a cure for GD yet since it is based on body temp.

Grover's Disease Triggered by Vaccine
Posted by M (NY) on 05/23/2022

The same thing happened to me! I've had Grover's since I was 23. I'm now 66. I keep it at bay by not eating Wheat, Eggs, and red meat. When I had the J&J shot, 7 days later my skin erupted with lumps and Grover's in a big way. 7 months later, I'm still fighting it. It wasn't like a regular break out as this time it went all over my body. I talked to 4 doctors, and am on a million supplements, which are helping. One doctor talked to me about going on Accutane. I found a Vitamin A supplement that is made by doctors that tries to mimic Accutane (which is a vitamin A based creation. Starting that tomorrow. Grover's is hell.

Grover's Disease Triggers: Stress
Posted by Art (California) on 05/23/2022 2140 posts


You may have missed this post from 3 weeks ago by EC community member Elena using high dose Vitamin A which may be of interest to you.



Posted by Elena (California) on 04/30/2022

I started taking 50, 000 IU daily for Grover's since this past Monday. As of today, my skin is almost cleared up!! Thank you to the contributors who shared that information! Just as a reminder take Vit D, 2000 IU more or less, because Vitamin A depletes Vit D.

I'm going to continue for another week, and then reassess whether I should continue on a decreased dosage of Vitamin A.

Best to All

Grover's Disease Triggers: Stress
Posted by James (NC) on 05/22/2022

My dermatologist says that stress plays a large part in Grover, and I believe this, as symptoms appeared at the time my Mother was diagnosed with breast and lung cancer. Being an only child, it was a stressor to the max, and after her passing (3 years later), the settling of her estate, which is still ongoing still is an awful burden.

Have been prescribed Triamcinolone Acetonide 1%, CeraVe cream, Doxepin, Zyrtec, and already take D3, chelated Zinc, Super Beets, Balance of Nature, and am a vegetarian (for over 40 years). Tried the cilantro drink for a week (awful, soapy). If anyone is trying the aforementioned treatments, they may be healthy, but not effective for my case. Already have a long list of meds, as was in a near-fatal car crash right before 9/11 & have had migraines since the age of 3.

My Grover is all over my trunk, legs, arms, neck & reaching to my face. only my hand and the soles of feet are clear. TY for listening, if you did. Hugs

Vitamin A
Posted by Elena (California) on 04/30/2022

I started taking 50,000 IU daily for Grover's since this past Monday. As of today, my skin is almost cleared up!! Thank you to the contributors who shared that information! Just as a reminder take Vit D, 2000 IU more or less, because Vitamin A depletes Vit D.

I'm going to continue for another week, and then reassess whether I should continue on a decreased dosage of Vitamin A.

Best to All

Anti-Fungal Remedies
Posted by Mike J. (Charleston, SC) on 04/24/2022

Thank you for your insight. Did you happen to perform a mold toxicity test? I can't recall if it's blood or urine but mine came back quite high. Did you try the Cilantro smoothies and have any success?

Grover's Disease Triggered by Vaccine
Posted by John (Winter Haven Fla) on 03/17/2022

I have been dx with Grover's. I was told it is a rare genetic disease. Dermatologist has try multi treatments, antibiotics, vistaril, anti - histamines, triamcinolone, and Saran lotions. All these have worked for while, then stops working. We are picking up a Rx from our compound Pharmacy tomorrow for Naltrexone 3mg. Hopefully it will help. God bless you in this journey. Did not receive the vaccine. Did have covid.

Anti-Fungal Remedies
Posted by Jeannette (Colorado Springs) on 03/17/2022

My Grover's disease turned out to be a fungus. I used "Fungal Forte" (from Original Medicine or Garden of Life...both same ingredients). 1 tablet 3 X's a day for first week; then 2 tablets a day for next week. I combined this with 2 activated charcoal (to eliminate die-off which is critical, otherwise it reactivates the rash). I like Bulletproof brand. I also used herbal organic talc baby powder to keep the rash clean and dry.

Nothing my dermatologist or PCP recommended worked. Helpful to reduce or eliminate stress, overheating that produces sweat. If you want to get rid of this insidious systemic condition faster, combine with anti-inflammatory foods (avoid bread/sugar). Stick as much as possible to protein, veggies, and low sugar fruit (Granny Smith apples, blueberries). Be careful of some fruits that often have mold (strawberries). In one week there was a miraculous difference and after two weeks I'm cured!

Grover's Disease Triggered by Vaccine
Posted by Lisa (Illinois ) on 03/16/2022

I developed Grover's Disease late June 2021, within 1-2 weeks after receiving the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Still experiencing symptoms after close to 10 months.

Witch Hazel
Posted by Brenda (Indiana) on 03/11/2022

Grover's Rash

Witch Hazel stops the itching and fades the rash almost completely. I just put some on a clean cloth and thoroughly wipe the rash down with it, at the first sign of the itching starting back up I use it again.

Grover's Disease Triggered by Vaccine
Posted by june (adelaide australia) on 02/25/2022

Hi Audrey,

I was stunned when I read about your Grovers, I too have been diagnosed and had it about 12 months ago, it went away and has now come back after seeing a dermatologist I am on prednisolone and doxycycline ect alone with mometasone cream, using cetaphil bacterial soap, and nothing is working really I am still spotted up, but I found putting the daktozin fungal cream for nappy rash, was better than the mometasone cream, now having said that I have been researching and it seems that zinc which is in the daktozin seems to be the way to go someone said on this site they put zinc oxide on and the spots went right down so I am going to try that, and I am also going to take some zinc supplement. I was stunned when I read about the vaccinations because that's when I got them after having my vaccs, well good luck let's hope we can beat it

Grover's Disease Remedies
Posted by Jeannette (Colorado) on 02/25/2022

Beyond Cilantro - Other Remedies Not Previously Mentioned for Grover's

I'm a 75 year old female diagnosed with Grovers by a dermatologist (primary care physician misdiagnosed Prickly heat) who prescribed topical steroids (which I won't use because of my hypersensitivity to all meds. I have a 3 year history of heart disease and docs made me their guinea pig for meds with horrendous side effects ranging from chronic diarrhea to anaphylactic shock).

Have suffered from Grovers for 1 month now...was keeping me awake with needle-like prickles from 8 pm to 3 am. The night prickles stopped 2 weeks ago when I went on a strict candida-free diet (absolutely no bread and no sugar). Rash is milder now but still evident mostly on chest and belly and some on back. Just started the cilantro smoothie routine, but also made a cilantro pesto (1/4 bunch cilantro and olive oil) poultice for my chest and belly area.

Research on other sites indicates a connection between Grovers and:

1. using electric blanket or heating pad which I have been doing for 3 months (stopped immediately upon reading about the connection) as my feet get ICE cold on Colorado nights (which could be adrenal fatigue?); and

2. Grovers can be activated by strong meds for other conditions (certainly a consideration in my case) and

3. excessive sweat (which I notice between and under my breasts at night) which indicates an imbalance in one's internal thermometer.

I think the presence of heavy metals are also worth examining. Looks like cilantro may play a big role in a cure. Thanks to all of you for your willingness to share what's working! Anxious to try your recipes!

Chlorella, Supplements, Water, Turmeric +
Posted by Jeannette (Colorado) on 02/24/2022

Wondering about references to fungus in relation to Grover's disease which would benefit from anti-fungal herbs? Also Apple Cider Vinegar which helps reduce candida and yeast.

Grover's Disease Triggered by Vaccine
Posted by Marie-Louise (Zürich- Switzerland) on 02/16/2022

Hi Audrey,

I came lately across an interesting combination to rise up the own Cannaboids and to bind down the silent inflammations and inflammations in general. I copy in the orginal combination: Since I have all products at home, but never used them together, it does not have the same effect. Instead Astaxanthin, I take my fish oil, PEA I take twice a day and Curcuma every 3-4 days, since I have a very strong one. This combination should help for Rheuma and Athritis, but I guess, it does not matter where you have pain or other problems, the own Cannaboids have to be supported.

DoloGon mit PEA (Palmitoylethanolamid), BCM-95 Forte® Vollspektrum-Curcumin und Astaxanthin,

Gluten-Free Diet
Posted by Julie (OR) on 02/16/2022

I have been gluten free for 4 years but I still got Grover's. I do not eat licorice because of wheat in it. I wish that being gluten free would have prevented this or cleared it but no luck on that.

Grover's Disease Triggered by Vaccine
Posted by Julie (OR) on 02/16/2022

I was just diagnosed with Grover's per biopsies. Husband probably has it as well but not to the degree. Dermatologist gave us prednisone, triaminiclone, clobestal all no help. I wish they would figure out the cause and a treatment that works for this. I took some cilantro tonight because I just read it might help. We had a booster recently but the problem started the end of October. All I can say is good luck.