Allergies can be really diverse, while some people are allergic to dust, others are intolerant to certain foods, such as soy, milk, etc.
But what this 23-year-old is going through is the rarest thing this 23-year-old has gone through!
Nia Selway from the UK suffers from a rare and painful allergy to water, a pillar of human survival that has shocked the internet. The allergy is called Aquagenic Pruritus.
This rare disease is characterized by the development of severe itching of the skin, similar to a burning sensation caused by contact with water. Sometimes, contact with water-like substances can also be fatal.
But since you can’t think of everyday life without a universal solvent, Niah shares her life story on her social media platforms to explain how she showers without letting a drop of water touch her body.
The ten-and-a-half minute video, My Updated Bath Procedure, explains how he explains all kinds of precautions to take before showering, and how painful the process can be. She also mentioned that she uses “bathing oil” instead of water in the scrub because it creates bubbles and makes her feel like she’s taking a natural bath.
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/KZpMfeX1RCE?t=532
The film and this rare case raised many questions among netizens, such as whether he could take water or take a quick two-minute shower instead of a long and painful process.
Sharing the answers to these questions, Nyah comments: “It doesn’t matter how long I stay in the water, because when it comes into contact with my skin, an allergic reaction will start after 5-10 minutes, whether I’m still in contact with the water or not.” For me, showering is better because when I shower, the water hits my skin and causes more pain.”
After all this suffering, the 23-year-old founded GoFundMe to raise money for treatment at a private medical center in Germany. Its target is £2.50.000.
“My skin itches for hours after coming into contact with any form of water, including rain, sweat, tears, urine, etc. I wasn’t born with this condition, but it got worse in my teens as I went through puberty,” he writes on GoFundMe.
Nyah also takes pain relievers and anti-nausea medications to stay normal for a while, especially if there is a severe reaction.
Niah also has an active Instagram page where she communicates with curious people about her allergies.
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