And it affects what he can and can't eat.
NewsChannel 3's Jessica Larche sheds light on what he and his family are going through.
In a busy kitchen full of family and food, 3-year-old Ezekiel manages to stay sound asleep.
But as soon as he starts to wake up...
"His skin breaks out in hives and he'll scratch until, you know..."
You realize - something isn't right.
"He won't stop if he bleeds."
All his itching and scratching is a symptom of a much bigger, potentially deadly disorder that the 3-year-old is battling.
Tonight on NewsChannel 3 at 11 - the story behind his mother's tears.
And the disorder that keeps this little guy from having some of the things we all need to survive.