Woman allergic to water unable to cry or swim

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25-year-old Katie Dell suffers from a rare disease called aquagenic urticarial that makes her skin react with pain and rashes if drenched in water. She left her job as a dance trainer because sweat causes her rashes, she has to rush her baths, cannot cry and cannot do the dishes. Living in Britain, it has a great impact on her social life, as she has to frequently cancel her appointments due to rain. I tell you, here in the Faroes, she’d be dead. Via Emirates 24/7

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