Annabelle Whitehouse Sheds Her Skin 14 Times a Day

September 28th, 2010 - 2:43 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason  

Sep 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sonya and Paul Whitehouse have to constantly cover their little girl in cream to make her comfortable enough to deal with the skin condition which she has that makes her shed her skin fourteen times each day.

The five year old was born with a rare genetic disorder which is called ‘Ichthyosis’ which makes the sufferer have red, itchy, flaky skin. The little dancer from Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands has to wear bandages all the time because of the shedding skin. She is often picked on by cruel strangers.

Sonya, full time mother, stated, ‘Once when we were on holiday, a taxi driver asked if we had put Annabelle in the microwave. Others have even accused us of allowing her to get badly sunburned. We spend so much time each day caring for Annabelle that we find it incomprehensible people would accuse us of deliberately allowing her to come to harm,” according to The Daily Mail.

Aside from being bandaged and smothered with cream four times a day, the little girl must have her hands and feet treated every thirty minutes, since they are exposed. Most people normally shed their skin every 23 days.

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