Rare skin diseases in babies

Lizzy Hendrickson, 3, of Phoenix was born with a rare genetic skin condition called “butterfly disease” that causes her to develop large blisters all over her body.Little Lizzy Hendrickson may never know what it's like to be cuddled, due to a rare genetic condition that sees her skin break out in painful blisters whenever she is touched.

The 3-year-old suffers from epidermolysis bullosa simplex, dubbed "Butterfly Disease, " which doctors say makes her skin "as fragile as an insect's wing."

The Phoenix toddler has to wear bandages around her legs and is unable to play with pals for fear of coming into contact with them and breaking out in a horrific rash.

Her parents, Kristin and Rob, regularly have to pop large blisters that form across her body and use ice packs to cool her down.

azcentral.com The 3-year-old suffers from epidermolysis bullosa simplex, also called "Butterfly Disease, " because it makes her skin as fragile as a butterfly’s wing. : "There's nothing that I can do, as a mother, to make her pain go away.

"You just hope that it ends quickly. But that kind of makes me feel like a failure as a mother, that I have this child that is in pain or gets hurt and I can't protect her.

The 3-year-old suffers from epidermolysis bullosa simplex, also called Lizzy Hendrickson with her mom, Kristin. Says Kristin:
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