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What are some treatments for Grover's disease?

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Some treatments for Grover's disease include prescription strength cortisol cream, Accutane or tetracycline pills, according to the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology. For more severe cases, the organization recommends PUVA phototherapy treatments, antifungal pills and cortisone injections.

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Grover's disease, also known as transient acantholytic dermatosis or TAD, is a rare skin disorder that causes raised, red skin lesions on the chest and back. While experts are unsure what causes the disease, some doctors believe it to be caused by heat-related activity, although this has not been proven scientifically. Other treatment options for the disease include topical steroids and antihistamines, while selenium sulfide has also been reported to successfully treat patients, according to the National Organization for Rare Disorders.

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