Progesterone and Grover's Disease
by Jerry Bearman
(Palm Springs, CA)
I'm an 84 year old male with "Grover's Disease", not in med books, but on the Web. Horrible rash, bumps under skin, clusters, red berry like pimples, puss-like head all over trunk, arms and legs. Constant itch and burn, low degree, that every few hours becomes highly intolerable.
I have tried 4 Dermatologists this past year, prescribed 16 different corticosteroid pills and creams to no avail. I was at a compunding pharmacy. The owner has a reputation for making up formularies, together with vitamins and supplements. He said I was over medicated, stop taking Aciphex (reflux), Proscar and Flomax (Prostate) and that I should see an improvement in a few days. While there, my Grover's began, I was squirming with pain, he took me in the back and applied a large amount of progesterone cream. The pain decreased right away. He followed up with a large amount of zinc oxide.
I thought the progesterone was a pain reliever, like lidopaine. I needed my MD to prescribe 3 containers of the Progester-One, 2 tubes Destin, zinc oxide. He also showed me the water miracle, Kangen Water, see the web. I am a skeptic but will try anything. On 4th day, my first full day of low grade itch and burn. Only one terrible attack. I may become a believer. I had already started with another healer using various supplements, calcium/ magnesium, alkalide, etc. so I don't know which is helping.