Subal Barman, a man from India, has been naked for forty years because of a skin allergy.
A man identified as Subal Barman from India, has been naked for forty years. This is because his severe skin allergy. The allergy was diagnosed when he was just three.
The skin allergy does not even allow him sleep under bed sheets as it causes him pain and irritation. Barman disclosed that he used to feel uncomfortable going naked in his younger days, but now he has accepted his fate. He believes that condition may be a blessing. He claimed that neighbours and friends have come to accept him with his condition.
From my childhood I could not wear clothes on my skin. It gives me a burning sensation and it’s unbearable. My neighbours have fortunately got used to me, they think it’s normal and never complain. They know I’ve had this issue for years so they leave me be and do not tease me.
He also said that he has been unable to get a wife because of the condition.
I have to take baths several times a day in the summer because my skin is too sensitive to the heat. I can’t cope with the prickly sensations, water is the only thing that helps. What concerns relationship with women, well, what woman could marry a man who has this kind of problem. No family will allow their daughter to marry me.
Subal Barman said that though the condition may be embarrassing, he has come to accept it as God’s will for him.
I know I’m an embarrassment but I have no choice. This is the life I have to live. I know I’ll be alone forever – this is my destiny but being sad or depressed about it cannot reduce my problem. I have accepted that God has given me this special thing. Maybe in his eyes I am special!
Medical experts claimed that Subal Barman was suffering from a form of Dysaesthesia,which is defined as an unpleasant or painful sense of touch.