This Young Girl Has One Of The Rarest And Most Bizarre Allergies In The World

Not for Alexandra Allen, the Utah teen who was just diagnosed with an extremely rare water allergy. You read that correctly. The allergy is known as aquagenic urticarial, and it causes a reaction to the skin when it comes in contact with water.

Allen’s first memory of her allergy is from when she was on vacation with her family. After taking a dip in the swimming pool, she broke out into insanely itchy and uncomfortable hives. Her dream of becoming a marine biologist has been dashed (that’s not a joke, as she actually wanted to study marine biology), and she has a difficult time avoiding water. Something as simple as rain could potentially make her break out.

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