I wrote about my bad day yesterday, but it really pales in comparison to the stuff some people deal with--every day ... like this woman who has a rare health condition that leaves her "allergic" to water...
The Daily Mail reported recently on a very strange and very frightening health condition that leaves people "allergic" to water. (P.S. How many glasses of water do you drink each day? What's your number?)
A young mother in England, Michaela Dutton, has a very rare health condition that makes her unable to come in contact with water. If her son drools on her or a drop of sweat touches her skin, she breaks out into a very painful blistery and burning rash.
According to the article: "Miss Dutton said the condition, known as aquagenic urticaria, has left her scared to leave the house for fear of it raining. When she does, she always carries an umbrella with her, whatever the weather."
How did she get this? Doctors believe it may have been the result of a hormonal imbalance after giving birth (great, another pregnancy side effect they don't tell you about!).
How does she bathe? She has to limit her showers to 10 seconds. After that point, the pain--and the blisters--get unbearable.
What does she drink to survive? She can't drink water, of course, or fruit juice or tea or really anything else because it leaves blisters and welts in her throat. But her body does tolerate Diet Coke for some reason (probably from the carbonation). Essentially, she's surviving on Diet Coke.
Is this not the most unusual health condition you've ever heard of? I'm a water addict (as in, I keep it with me everywhere) and I just can't imagine how difficult it would be to deal with this. Thoughts and prayers to you Michaela!
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