Grover's Disease


Grover’s Disease has many names including Transient Acantholytic Dermatosis,benign popular acantholytic dermatosis and Persistent Acantholytic Dermatosis. Another much-despised name is “Itchy Red Bump of Old Man Disease”---describing the fact that this condition is often seen in older men (50+). Despite this fact, women also develop Grover’s disease. Both sexes generally get it starting in their 40s up into the geriatric years.

The Itch that Drives you Crazy:

Grover’s disease is often extremely itchy---so itchy that is can disrupt your work, play, family and sleep. The cause of Grover’s disease is hotly debated, but Dr Eberting believes it is strongly related to deficiency of the lipids in the skin. Our customers have found wonderful relief from Grover’s Disease with TrueLipids® Relieve & Protect Ointment.

Grover's Disease Treatment Recommendations:

  • Avoid hot showers and soap. Hot water literally melts the fats or lipids out of your skin. Soap will strip the lipids away. (Only use soap in stinky areas). The lipids in the skin are the precious commodity that make the skin barrier intact and which protect the nerve endings that transmit itch signals to your brain.
  • Apply a generous layer of TrueLipids® Relieve & Protect Ointment to the affected areas at least twice a day. Continue to use it as your moisturizer to maintain a healthy, itch-free skin barrier.
  • If you find the TrueLipids® Relieve & Protect Ointment to be too moisturizing, try TrueLipids® TrueTherapy™ Ceramide+ Cream. This is a lighter weight alternative that also replaces the lipids that itchy skin need.