Sunday, 8 November 2015

What! - She is so allergic to water that even her own tears make her skin erupt

Student Niah Selway is in pain every day but dare not cry as the 17-year-old is so allergic to water that even her own tears make her skin erupt in excruciating hives.

She is one of only 35 people in the world to suffer from aquagenic urticaria.

Niah said:

“Living with it is a nightmare. When water comes into contact with my skin it feels like it’s burning. I’m in a lot of pain and there’s nothing anyone can do.”

The distressing symptoms began when she was five but no one could work out the cause.
So, just like her pals, she went swimming, would get caught in rain and splashed in puddles, never suspecting it was the water that triggered her painful rash.