Home > Medical > Skin > News 21 January 2020 WATCH: Mum hid baby from strangers because of purple birthmarks She was scared of people seeing her newborn daughter in public because of the port-wine stain birthmark covering 90% of her body. 0 The mum of a girl with "purple" birthmarks bravely admitted she hid her from strangers for SIX weeks after she was born - and even used filters in photos she posted online.Image credit: SWNS Related articles 10-year-old boy dubbed 'human snake' because rare condition makes him shed skin every month A 10-year-old boy has been dubbed the 'human snake' - because a rare skin condition causes him to shed his skin every month. Baby born with missing skin finally receives kiss from mother after life-saving transplant Ten months after birth, little Ja'bari Gray is off pain medication and breathing on his own, and one step closer to coming home. This strange disorder gives children very hard, thick skin Infants with harlequin ichthyosis are born with severely hardened skin that forms large, diamond-shaped plates separated by deep cracks. From our sponsor ADVERTORIAL: Treating bacterial skin infection ADVERTORIAL: What is a bacterial skin infection?