Teenager whose fragile skin falls off at the slightest touch has spent his life wrapped in a COCOON of bandages to prevent a deadly infection



A teenager has spent his life cocooned in bandages to stop his fragile skin from tearing off - saving his life.
Nicky Zahorcak, 19, was diagnosed with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB) when he was born.
Doctors didn't expect him to survive past his first birthday because his skin can fall off at the slightest touch. 
Painful blisters form at the slightest friction forcing him to lance, drain and clean them to prevent a deadly infection.
His condition has become so bad that he can no longer walk without causing extensive damage - making him reliant on his wheelchair. 
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10 October 2016 in Health, Views: 40
Source: Daily Mail
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