A resident of the American city of Ratdrum, Idaho, was found to have aquagenic urticaria - a rare disease that affects about 50 people in the world. This is reported by the Daily Mail.
Rachel Fetter, 23, blisters on any contact with water. “The first reaction to water was when I was 18,” she says. - I remember taking a shower and, while drying, noticed a rash. I decided it was the soap I was using and tried a different brand. But every time I took a shower, I had hives again.” Over time, the water began to cause burning pain in the girl, which did not go away for several days. Only after that she went to the doctor and found out her diagnosis.
Because of aquagenic urticaria, the girl stopped washing every day. Now she does this no more than twice a week and takes pain relievers before showering. “I also react to my own sweat,” she says. - When I walk the dog for a long time, blisters appear on my arms, legs and palms. I hope one day they will learn to cure this disease. Until then, all I have to do is take my medicine and try to be as dry as possible."
In 2019, a student from the English city of Leicester, Leicestershire, spoke about life with a rare disease - Kleine-Levin syndrome. Because of her, a girl can sleep up to 22 hours a day.