and then the bomoh would say
" .....ni , kamu ade cari pasal ngan ofismate kamu ni, lepas tu die ade buat-buat, tanam tangkal tulang jari kelingking perempuan mati mengandung anak ke 12 belakang rumah mase bini awak mengandung , pakcik boleh ubat ni - pengeras RM5000 dan pakcik kene tido ngan bini kamu tu.... "
I said -> Bullshit!
the real truth is , this is a congenital disease known as the Harlequin ichthyosis or Ichthyosis fetalis
This disease is caused by chronic hyperkeratosis. " dalam bahasa melayu, hyperkeratosis = kulit tebal berkerak / besisik " and for this disease, it'll be "diamond shape" scale.
The caused of this disease is believed to be the genetic disorder - meaning if it's gonna happen to u... it might just. No prevention and technically it could happen to anyone.
So far, less than 100 cases of this disease been reported and it's a very rare disease. The prognosis is very bad - most of these babies died during birth and even if they made it thru the labour room - they would be dead due to the infection. The spaces between the scales are easily infected.
If u want to see this baby alive, u could go and search for "harliquin ichthyosis" at the youtube.com
:) just a piece of medical info for all my readers. One more thing , not that I hate or really loath all the bomohs :P , I just think - if u want to look for alternative treatment , go to the "ustaz or pak imam"