Real-life ‘snake man’ sheds skin weekly due to rare life-threatening condition

Majibar Rehman Malik, 25, has been dubbed a “snake man” as he suffers from a rare condition called erythroderma, a severe and life-threatening inflammation of the skin.

Majibar, who suffers from a rare condition called erythroderma
Majibar, who suffers from a rare condition called erythroderma

A 25-year-old whose skin condition causes him to shed his skin every few days has recounted his ordeal that led to him being dubbed “snake man” by his peers in India.

Majibar Rehman Malik, 25, suffers from a rare condition called erythroderma, a serious and life-threatening skin inflammation.

The condition is often characterized by red, scaly skin and is also known as “red man” syndrome.

His condition is believed to have started shortly after he was born.

Now, he suffers from “shedding” every few days, which has earned him the nickname “snake man” as well as dry skin that cracks during the winter months.







Erythroderma is often characterized by red, scaly skin and is also known as “red man” syndrome.
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After visiting the doctor in his hometown, Bihar, West Bengal, India, he was advised to go to a larger hospital for treatment, but due to financial difficulties, his family was unable to provide further medical care.

Growing up, Majibar attended school, but his education was interrupted, he alleges, as other children in his class were “afraid” to see him. As a result, Majibar claims that he was expelled.

In a clip, shot in “video diary” style, Malik takes us through his day-to-day life.

He begins by brushing his teeth, before bringing the camera up to his face, revealing his cracked skin and red eyes.







In one clip, shot in a “video diary” style, Malik takes viewers through his everyday life.
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Soon after, he proceeds to eat with his hands while inside his family’s house, which appears to be a small cabin within a village.

As he takes off his shirt, he shows off his body and turns around to film the full extent of his condition.

Your skin appears wrinkled, dry, cracked and sensitive.

As the video ends, he puts drops in his eyes to keep them from drying out because he can’t blink, before revealing to his family who he lives with, including his parents and two brothers.







Majibar claims he was kicked out of school because other kids in his class were “scared” to see him
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Throughout his life he has faced many problems due to his condition, but he continues to assert himself with confidence and has made the disease part of his identity.

Now, he no longer cares about the opinions of others and his family, as well as his friends, encourage him to live a life like everyone else.

Last year, The Mirror reported on a family spending £1,000 a month to pay for treatment of their son’s paralyzing erythroderma.







Majibar is now trying to live a life like everyone else
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Muhammad Bulbulia, 14, had always suffered from mild eczema, so when he fell ill in 2019 and spent several days at home from school, his parents did not suspect that his skin was the cause of the disease.

His father, Abubaker, said: “We thought it wasn’t right, we didn’t think it had anything to do with his skin.”

But as her condition worsened, her parents called an ambulance and later discovered that her skin had developed an infection.

She was diagnosed with erythroderma, a serious, life-threatening inflammatory skin disease, which led to the creation of a fundraiser to raise money for her treatment at the children’s charity Tree of Hope.







Majibar in the photo with his family
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The “bright and talented” school pupil who had a passion for football eventually lost the ability to continue living his normal life as his condition spread.

After researching online, Abubaker and his wife finally found a treatment that helped alleviate their son’s condition, but the cost of the remedy is taking a financial toll on the family.

The private clinic, which provides Muhammad with herbal creams and sachets, is costing them up to £1,200 a month.

The father of three said he had to take out loans to ensure he had the money for his son’s treatment.

“It doesn’t make it completely better, but it’s the only thing that has made a difference.

“But it’s not easy, I also have bills to pay,” said Bulbulia.

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