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US girl sheds and grows skin daily due to rare condition

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Jun 10, 2017, 4:42 pm IST
Updated : Jun 10, 2017, 4:42 pm IST

Parents also have to take care that she doesn’t sweat because the glands are blocked by the skin and that cause her to faint

The six-year-old girl from Ooltewah in Tennessee has a skin condition called lamellar ichthyosis. (Photo: Facebook/MeganBarrott)
 The six-year-old girl from Ooltewah in Tennessee has a skin condition called lamellar ichthyosis. (Photo: Facebook/MeganBarrott)

Rare body conditions are very difficult to treat and patients have to undergo treatment very often so that they can get better but sometimes even that isn't enough. A child in the US has a condition that makes her shed skin daily and the surprising part is it grows back much faster than before.

Hanna Barrott is a unique child because she has a sickness that makes her shed her skin everyday like a snake and it even grows back to normal only to remain a little sore, according to a report in The Daily Mail, The six-year-old girl from Ooltewah in Tennessee has a skin condition called lamellar ichthyosis because of which her skin cells shed and grow back unusually faster than expected.

 

Unfortunately, the parents, Megan and Tyson, have to also take care that she doesn’t sweat because the glands are blocked by the skin and that causes her to faint. They have to constantly apply lotion to keep her skin from drying because it would crack and bleed and cause further damage to their daughter Hanna. The couple has to vacuum dry skin in their house so that she doesn’t get any infection and are also busy making people aware of her condition among other things.

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