A teenager dubbed the ‘human snake’ because her skin shed every six weeks has been cured by European doctors with the help of British fundraisers.
Shalini Yadav, 16, from India, suffered from rare skin condition lamellar ichthyosis which causes the skin to grow too fast, dry out, and shed.
Her case was so severe that she was forced to bathe every hour and smear herself with moisturiser every three hours to try and relieve the symptoms.
After doctors in Spain heard about her plight they agreed to treat Shalini for free, with the help of fundraisers from London.
Thanks to medicine which slows down the growth of her cells, her skin stopped shedding scales in just 10 days.
The delighted teenager from Nowgong town in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh has now returned to India and will be supported by the medics for life.
Speaking from Spain, she said: ‘I can’t wait to go back home and show my new face to the people there. Now, I want all those people to come and stare at me. Now, I am confident enough to stare back at those who stared at me and made hurtful comments. I am feeling very happy.’
Source – Daily mail