You Think You've Got It Bad.........

@sconibear (8006)
United States
April 24, 2009 9:27am CST
i was watching the news this morning and they had a story about a woman who developed a condition known as aquagenic urticaria after giving birth to her now 3-year-old son. if you're wondering what that means, this woman IS ALLERGIC TO WATER!!! aquagenic urticaria affects just 1 in 230 million people worldwide and causes hives to flare up on the skin within 15 minutes of coming into contact with water. The hives can last for several hours. [b]NOT A REFERRAL LINK
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• United States
24 Apr 09
That is just plain sad! Thinking back to how much fun I had with my kids..playing in the rain or swimming pool. bless her heart! No, I don't have an air freshener thingy on my rear view mirror.. but I do keep a can of fabreeze under the seat!
• United States
24 Apr 09
WOW! it never dawned on me that she can't drink water or anything with water in it too!
@sconibear (8006)
• United States
24 Apr 09
she drinks Diet Coke.......i guess carbonated water doesn't affect her the same as regular water.......but still can you imagine???
@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
24 Apr 09
isn't like 60 0r 80% of our bodies made up of water ? is this a real condition or did you just make it up ? seems.. fabricated to me..
@mummymo (23707)
28 Apr 09
That must be pure hell and if it is urticaria it is a systemic reaction and she'll never grow out of it! OMG that must be awful , truly awful! xxx
@sconibear (8006)
• United States
28 Apr 09
yeah. that really would be a horrible thing to deal with.
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@mummymo (23707)
28 Apr 09
Imagine how bad you would smell! I am one of those people whi is always paranoid they smell anyway - can you imagine if you couldn't have a good old wash a couple of times a day at least????? xxxx
@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
24 Apr 09
*ignores most of the discussion* I dont have a car to hang one of those things on.. but if i did i'd have a sun roof to let the stink out intstead of smellin up my car with some crappy scent that'd prob give me a headache. how's the suit ?
@sconibear (8006)
• United States
25 Apr 09
yeah............the suits getting a little stinky...........I CAN'T FIND THE ZIPPER!!!! i've got it on auto-pilot though, so it comes in cycles. oh-oh..........here it comes again!!!
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
25 Apr 09
So you need a few air fresheners to hang inside your suit ? it must be getting messy in there with all the sweating and .. things.. maybe you should ask someone for assistance with the zipper before you get stuck in there forever!!
@guybrush (4661)
• Australia
24 Apr 09
I used to have a pine tree hanging in my car. It was a pain - the pine needles kept shedding all over the dashboard, and after a while we were up to our ankles in them. I took it down and installed a shower nozzle instead. Now my car won't be stolen by people suffering from aquagenic urticaria. Bonus!
@sconibear (8006)
• United States
25 Apr 09
you should of started a business selling the pine needles at Christmas to people that have artificial trees so when they take their trees down they could sprinkle the pine needles all over the floor and b!tch and complain like they had just taken down a REAL tree.
@guybrush (4661)
• Australia
25 Apr 09
Now THERE'S an idea! They can also b!tch about having pinearse urticaria ... that's what you get when you don't shower!
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
25 Apr 09
Hey sconi! I read this article the other day and I was shocked! I would freak if this was to happen to me! I am a water rat! I love the water! I couldn't live without taking a shower even one day! And washing my hair, hell no! I take 2 showers in the summer and sweat like a pig! I would die! I would be in hives all the time! It is really a sad disease this poor woman suffers from and they can't find a cure for it! Can you imagine having to live like this? She can barely touch her child in case he sweats or crys? I was so upset when I read this. I hope they find some sort of way to help her live a more normal life soon!
@sconibear (8006)
• United States
25 Apr 09
could be worse Opal.............could you imagine if you were allergic to air?!?!?
• United States
24 Apr 09
Well that defently has to suck can not have any contact with water. Shower 10 secs a week! Wow poor lady. Thats the first time i ever heared of beeing allgergic to water.
• United States
2 May 09
Im not really a water fan. I dont like swimming. Im not really even a fan of showering, dont worry I still do it! But I couldnt imagine being so limited. Of course, I wouldnt be able to touch my husband at during the summer - he sweats too much. This definitely makes me feel better about my life!
@camomom (7536)
• United States
2 May 09
Very strange. I do have one hanging in my vehicle but it's peach scented.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
29 Apr 09
Oh my goodness..I don't think I could live without water. I would hate not being able to drink or bath what about other fluids? Alot of stuff is made with water. Alot of foods,drinks,and to not be able to go swimming in the summer..lord have mercy I would hate that. I have heard on television about a girl who couldn't go out side or let her body get temperature get under 62 degrees. And some who were allergic to the sun. It is hard to have to live with problems like that. I know I wouldn't want to..She would have to do her laundry with gloves on and bath her baby that way too..