I have used the ESK product for about 4 weeks. I thought there has been enough time to send you some feedback. The quick information is that I have had great relief. I have not experienced the outbreak of the blistery rash that usually follows the intense itching. The longer version is below.
I did not start to use the product immediately after receiving it because my skin outbreaks have been minimal since about September 2017.
However about the third week of December, an area in my upper right chest became inflamed, intensely itchy followed by an outbreak of a blistery rash. The outbreak can remain in a small area or it can be large. It typically lasts for two to three weeks leaving a dark discoloration. The problem really never goes away but as one rash is coming to the end of its cycle a new one appears in another area of my chest, abdomen back or buttock. I have experienced this cycle for as long as 18 months before I have had any sustained relief from them. The last cycle I had began in August of 2016 and tapered off in September of 2017.
In December when the itching and rash began again I immediately tried the ESK. To my great relief, it calmed the intense itching quickly. The rash did show up the next day but I sprayed the ESK whenever the itching started. The rash and itching were gone in two days. The rash did not spread nor did it reappear in any other area of my body.
I have been experiencing the intense itching on my chest and back areas mostly at night. Sometimes the itching is so bad it wakes me up. I spray the ESK on my skin and it seems to calm it down almost immediately. There has been no rash outbreak since using ESK on the itches.
I began experiencing skin problems in 1999, but the episodes were mostly short and in small areas. However, since February 2011 I have been plagued by this problem almost continuously with periods of remission the longest lasting about 2 years.
Also, I used the ESK on my daughter’s dog who has serious skin and other allergies. He is on a daily dose of Benadryl. He was scratching his belly until it was bleeding. In desperation, I decided to try the ESK. It worked almost immediately. I could not believe it.
Thank you for your help and your product.
Just wanted to touch bases with you regarding the numerous treatments I received for my recurring skin condition. First, let me happily say that I have been free from any outbreaks since December. Whenever I have felt the intense itching which typically has signaled the start of the rash, I spray the ESK on the affected area. I get relief within a short period of time and it is the longest lasting relief of any of the treatments that were ever tried.
Prednisone for first week, Benadryl daily, various cortisone creams. While on the Prednisone the inflammation, rash and itching were relieved but returned soon after I stopped the medication.
The Benadryl and cortisone creams gave little or no relief.
One dermatologist said the appearance and locations of the inflammation and rash gave every indication that it was Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH disease). A biopsy was needed to confirm the diagnosis. The biopsy report indicated negative for DH disease. The condition was treated as a contact dermatitis but the cause remained unknown. When the condition became out of control again in 2015 another biopsy was done for DH disease and it again came back negative. Treatment was limited to creams, powders and Benadryl daily with very little relief. I was informed that I may need to have several more biopsies (possibly as many as 6 more) before DH disease could be eliminated.
Over the years, I have consulted with several dermatologist and an allergist; none have been able to diagnose the condition or offer any long term successful treatment.
P.S. Shingles was ruled out as the shingles virus attacks a nerve and remains on that nerve line. I did have shingles in 2007 and while the rash for my skin condition is blistery it is smaller looking than shingles. Also, this rash erupts on various parts of the body i.e. chest, upper back, lower back and buttocks either at the same time or can appear somewhere else as one area is clearing up.