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A Utah Teen Is Allergic To Water?! Get The INSANE Details HERE!

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A 17-year-old teen from Utah has an allergy that NOT a lot of other people have!

When Alexandra Allen was 12, she found out that she's allergic to water and that any contact with H2O will cause her skin to have an allergic reaction.

But despite the strange allergy that the teenager has, she's still amazingly optimistic and has a good head on her shoulders!

[ Related: Talk About A Role Reversal — This Black Lab Is Actually Allergic To People!! ]

In a recent interview, Alex's father recalled the time his daughter was first diagnosed and what will happen to her if she swims in pools or fresh water lakes!

Her father said:

"Lexie broke out in an unbearable rash and had bruises on her elbows and knees because she was bleeding into her joints. At that point, we were pretty concerned. It didn't seem to matter what kind of water she came into contact with – chlorinated, hard, soft, fresh or distilled. They all caused a severe reaction."

After some testing, Allen found out that she has a rare condition called aquagenic urticaria that makes people break out in hives or welts thirty minutes after going into water.

So while she's had to make A LOT of changes in her life these days - like only taking five minute showers twice a week and cutting off her long hair to avoid sweating - she's speaking out now for a VERY good reason!

She said:

"We joked that we'd both found a way to avoid doing dishes. I'm told that someday, my throat might swell when I drink water, but if there's one thing I've learned since getting this, it's that we all have things to deal with in life. I'm hoping that by talking about this weird disease, maybe it will help the next 12-year-old who freaks out because she learns she can't be a mermaid. But I know that things could be worse. At least, I'm not allergic to dogs."

Lolz! So true!

At least the teenager is learning to cope with this strange condition! Hopefully she'll be able to have a normal life albeit one without a lot of swimming pools or baths!

But like she said - it could be worse! And she seems like an awesome kid so that should make everything a bit easier!

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Miley Cyrus SLAMS Critics About Her Health Issues: 'I Didn't Have A Drug Overdose!'

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Miley Cyrus speaks out about her allergic reaction that landed her in the hospital!

Miley is FINALLY back, y'all!

After taking a few weeks off due to an allergy scare, Miley Cyrus is returning to the stage to resume her Bangerz Tour!

The queen of the twerk held a press conference at O2 Arena in London on Tuesday and said despite her setbacks, she couldn't be more ready to get back to doing what she does best:

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Miracle Dog! Doberman Pinscher Helps Owner Sniff Out Breast Cancer! Get The Deets On The Life-Saving Dog HERE!

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We're guessing this pooch just earned himself a whole bunch of doggy treats!!

Due to her allergies, Diane Papazian was always hesitant when it came to adopting a puppy! But when push came to shover, her husband Harry was finally able to convince her to adopt a 4-month-old Doberman Pinscher, who would eventually grow up to be a show dog!!

Well little did she know that Troy would actually end up saving her life when he helped her detect a lump in her breast!!

Diane explains:

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Girl Blinded And Skinned By Motrin Allergy Wins $63 Million!

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Teenager Samantha Reckis has been through years of agony and 19 surgeries. Why?

Because she took a tiny bit of medicine.

When the then-7-year-old's parents gave her Children's Motrin for her cold and fever symptoms, a rare allergic reaction caused toxic epidermal necrolysis.

Basically, her skin died and sloughed off!

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Could You Be Allergic To Wine??

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Wine Allergy

Oh no please do not let this be the case — we just CAN'T be allergic to one of the best things on Earth!

And yet, many people are: wine allergies are real, and can be mistaken for other problems!

A new German study sent out questionnaires to thousands of people living in a wine-producing region of western Germany.

Of the 950 people who then filled it out, almost 25 percent of the group reported some mild signs of alcohol intolerance!!

This included flushed or itchy skin, a runny nose, diarrhea, and a rapid heartbeat.

So what's the deal?

Well, wine has proteins from grapes, bacteria, and yeast, as well as sulfites and other organic compounds — any one of those may cause an allergic-like reaction. Not to mention, a specific type of protein allergen called "LTP" is found in the skins of grapes, which makes red wine more likely to cause a problem. White wine is fermented without the grape skins.

As long as your symptoms a mild, you don't really have to give up wine — but hey, there are alternatives like switching to white wine, or TY KU sake, which is made out of rice and avoids grapes altogether.

Being severely allergic to wine would be a fate worse than death!

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