New York Mom Bathes 1-Year-Old Son in Bleach to Treat Rare Skin Condition

A baby’s rare skin condition requires his mother to bathe him in bleach. “It is something I dread because he is in pain,” Alicia Barber said. “He does cry and I have cried quite a few times.” Jamison, 1, suffers from Harlequin ichthyosis, a genetic mutation that causes infants to form scaly skin separated by deep cracks. The condition makes it difficult to move around freely and causes patients to have a high-risk for infection.'s Keleigh Nealon ( has more.