From: Paul Merckx
Kelowna, BC V1W 1A4
To: Ron Geyer
Kelowna, December 20, 2012
Re: Severe Skin Condition Treatment
To Whom It May Concern:
I have been diagnosed, more than 10 years ago, with Polycythemia Vera, blood disorder in which the bone marrow makes too many blood cells. A classic symptom of that disease is severe skin pruritus, after exposure to water, which may be due to abnormal histamine release.
In my personal case, my skin suffered excruciating pain, after every bath or shower, making me feel something like thousands of ants biting all over my body.
I was living in the constant obsessive fear of taking the next bath or even washing myself. I became deeply depressed and lost completely joy of life.
Medical doctors, even many dermatologists, couldn't really help. They prescribed a large array of antihistaminic drugs. However, even the strongest ones couldn't eliminate the pain, while having strong side effects, like severe drowsiness.
One day I discovered accidentally that 99% filtered water didn't cause any suffering after bath. I first bought ordinary water filters sold in general stores, which were completely inefficient. Finally I discovered, thanks to the Internet, the BelKraft Eclipse shower Filter, having over 95% filtering capacity, which makes my shower/bathing absolutely painless. Of course, it progressively loses his filtering capacity, depending of the local municipality water composition and the skin sensitiveness of every person. In my very sensitive case and my municipality where water is very bad, I must replace the cartridge every 8 month.
I am very grateful to BelKraft, for the quality of their high end product, as well as for their very helpful staff.