30-11-201930-11-2019 17:11:32 IST
2019-11-30T11:41:32.684Z30-11-2019 2019-11-30T11:41:29.853Z - - 07-12-2019
While water is the source of survival for any individual, this 21 year old university student, Tessa Hansen-Smith is suffering from a rare disorder named aquagenic urticaria. It is a condition that her skin breaks into rushes even if a drop of water touches her.
Water kills her and her tears are her curse if she shed any. She cannot work nor even bathe. For hr it feels like acid falls on her body and causes blisters. Everything turns red with rashes. Whenever she mistakenly touches the water, she will be suffering with high fever temperature. Watery area of the skin sweating causes her a similar condition. That's why she stopped playing games.
Smith was first showing off her signs at the age of eight when bathing there were frequent rashes and burn outs which was then considered seriously and her mother who is also a doctor diagnosed it to be aquagenic urticaria at the age of 10. She was then warned to take her shower only two times in a month. It was hard for her even to take a sip of water. She is literally allergic to her own tears and saliva which is actually unbearable for her.
She was seen sharing that it is really a very difficult and traumatic condition to tolerate that she is allergic to he own saliva and tears. She is also prone to heat exhaustions and also avoided playing sports. She turn up to the classes with either rashes or fever which is difficult for her to focus and prove her worth. She worriedly shared wven drinking some amount of water can cause cuts on her tongue.
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