Michael Frost, 16, from Bedford, has just finished his GCSEs. He has suffered from eczema since he was a baby and going out in the sun and getting hot makes his condition worse.
‘Eczema is a horrible thing to live with,’ says Michael. ‘If you do sport and get hot it makes the itching worse and you can’t just go out in the sunshine like everyone, you have to cover up and put creams on.’
His consultant dermatologist at Bedford Hospital, Dr Katya Burova, suggested he tried Enterosgel.
‘I thought it was a bit alternative, but I really had nothing left to lose so agreed to give it a go. I had to take a tablespoon full three times a day, dissolved in a small amount of water for ten days. I didn’t mind the taste but the texture was quite odd.
‘I wasn’t really expecting great things. I have taken so many different treatments over the years and nothing has really helped. So I was really surprised when within a week, my eczema started to go from my legs, arms and trunk. Within a couple of weeks all that was left was a few little specks on my left arm. It has pretty much stayed that way which has never happened before.
‘In addition I have hardly suffered from hay fever this year. I had been very worried about sitting through my GCSEs with itchy eyes and a running nose, so it was brilliant to be able to go into an exam and just concentrate on the work instead.
‘I can’t really put this improvement down to anything other than Entersogel as that is the only thing I have changed. If my eczema returns I will absolutely take another course of Enterosgel. It has made a really big difference to my life and I am really happy about it.’
‘Enterosgel works in a similar way to charcoal, a substance that has been used since Roman times to counteract food poisoning and gastric infections, but charcoal can be a bit rough for the mucosa of the digestive tract. Enterosgel has been developed to be quite harmless without any particular side effects apart from the possibility of causing constipation. For this reason I always advise my patients to drink plenty of water when they take it.
‘Usually, as with Michael, a ten day course is enough to noticeably reduce the allergic response and improve the quality of the skin. I am very pleased that he has responded so well to Enterosgel.’