Grover's disease, also known as Transient Acantholytic Dermatosis is a rare temporary skin disorder that consists of small, firm, raised red lesions on the skin. Under a microscope one finds separation of closely connected cells in the skin's outer layers (acantholysis) that can be identified by a dermatologist. Small blisters containing a watery liquid are present. These blisters tend to group and have a swollen red border around them. Grover's disease is mainly seen in males over the age of fourty. It's cause is unknown but it is thought to be related to trauma to sun damaged skin.
History of Grover's Disease :
Ralph Grover, a dermatologist from New York, first reported the effects of this condition in 1970. He found that the most cases lasted six to twelve months (hence the word “transient”). Unfortunately for some, it lasted longer.
Most people with this condition get red, itchy spots, while others get blisters. This main symptom is also called “Grover’s rash.”
The main symptoms of Grover’s disease are:
* Sudden rash on the chest, back, and sometimes arms and legs
* Blisters containing a thin, watery liquid with a hair follicle in the center
* Blisters clumped together, surrounded by a red swollen ring
* Itching, which may be intense
Symptoms usually last about 6 to 12 months, but may go away sooner or take longer to disappear.
The cause of Grover’s disease is unknown. Some doctors think that sun-damaged skin or extreme changes in temperature play a role. One popular, but unproven, theory is that it may be linked to sweating. Grover’s disease cases have occurred in men who use warming items or equipment such as hot tubs, steam rooms, and electric blankets, among others. It can also be caused by certain medications, organ transplants, kidney disease, dialysis, or x-ray exposure.
Ayurvedic View and Treatment options :
According to Ayurveda, Grover's disease is caused by toxins that are generated by imbalances in the blood, lungs, and liver. Skin-disrupting toxins arise from excess rakta dhatu (blood tissue), which together with rasa dhatu (plasma) nourishes the skin. Rakta dhatu becomes imbalanced when we ingest heating foods, imbibe alcohol or other liver irritants, endure intense sun exposure, work excessively, or experience intense negative emotions—anything, in short, that has the attributes of the pitta dosha. Not surprisingly, pitta-dominant individuals experience more skin diseases than vatas or kaphas, if only because pitta tends to overheat the blood.
In Ayurveda, purification of body toxins is an important part to manage this problem. Various herbs present in Ayurveda which are packed with healing properties to resolve the skin problems. Herb takes time to show their effects but their effects are long lasting without any side effects.
At Life Line Ayurvedic Herbal Clinic, we offer best combination of effective herbal remedies for treatment of Grover's disease. These herbal remedies are prepared from using best quality herbs and strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda. All these herbal remedies are 100 percent pure, natural and vegetarian. These are free from chemicals, additives and preservatives. These are safe to use as these are free from side effects.
For expert advise and personalised treatment plan for Grover's disease or Transient Acantholytic Dermatosis, please contact Life Line Ayurvedic Herbal Clinic, Adelaide SA.