From a very early age Callum Lowe was affected by a skin condition known as psoriasis. Psoriasis is characterised by scaly red and white patches on the body and for Callum these patches covered up to 60 per cent of his body.
The condition is caused by overactive immune cells which speed up the production of skins cells which don’t shed as quickly as they are created. This series of events results in the development of the scaly patches.
A third of psoriasis sufferers have a family history of the disease, though injury and stress are known to be contributing factors in some cases.
In Callums case, doctors tried a variety of treatments in a bid to reduce the severity of his skin condition, ranging from steroid creams right through to immuno-suppressant drugs and even light...