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  Life   Health  23 Sep 2018  Teenager is allergic to her tears due to disorder causing hives when she touches water

Teenager is allergic to her tears due to disorder causing hives when she touches water

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Sep 23, 2018, 5:50 pm IST
Updated : Sep 23, 2018, 5:50 pm IST

Apart from rain even hot weather is a problem as sweating causes intense rashes.

Doing things other people take for granted in everyday life is a struggle for her (Photo: Pixabay)
 Doing things other people take for granted in everyday life is a struggle for her (Photo: Pixabay)

Not shedding a lot of tears is generally considered to be a good thing, but tears causing even more agony can be excruciating. While people have different kinds of allergies, some can make life a daily ordeal.|

19-year-old Lindsey Coubray is suffering from a condition which makes shower a struggle and she can’t go out when it rains. The disorder called aquagenic urticaria causes painful hives whenever she touches water.

Any contact with the liquid causes breathlessness and uncontrollable sneezing as she has to take medicines while bathing. She is one of only 50 people who have the condition and drinks milk as water leaves her with sores in the mouth.

She says doing things other people take for granted in everyday life is a struggle for her. Apart from rain even hot weather is a problem as sweating causes intense rashes.

Tags: skin condition, health, agony, water