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Sunday, March 2, 2008

 

The teenage girl who is allergic to WATER

‘Teenager Ashleigh Morris can’t go swimming, soak in a hot bath or enjoy a shower after a stressful day’s work – she’s allergic to water.

Even sweating brings the 19-year-old out in a painful rash.

Ashleigh, from Melbourne, Australia, is allergic to water of any temperature, a condition she’s lived with since she was 14.

She suffers from an extremely rare skin disorder called Aquagenic Urticaria – so unusual that only a handful of cases are documented worldwide.

When Ashleigh gets wet her body explodes in sore, itchy red lumps that take about two hours to ease.

She has to wash. But showering is a painful experience and she can only do it for a minute at a time.’




6 Responses to “The teenage girl who is allergic to WATER”

  1. TESS HETHERINGTON Says:

    Please pass on my e-mail address to Ashleigh. I have suffered for 35 yrs and may be able to help

    Tess

  2. Scott Deurhof Says:

    Can you please send my e-mail address on to Ashleigh. I am 42 and suffered from this between the age of 14 to 19 and then it went away. I was taking some tablets during that time. I will contact my doctor to get more specific details. There maybe hope for you.

    regards Scott

  3. moonbuggy Says:

    I don’t know Ashleigh at all. You could try contacting her via the newspaper linked to in the original story.

    Also, neither of you have provided an email address to be forwarded. 🙂

  4. Scott Deurhof Says:

    Moonbuggy,
    I did type in my e-mail, as there is a box that says, Mail ( will not be published) (required). I took this to mean the public can’t see it but you can. Otherwise what is the point of typing in my e-mail in the box if only I can see it.
    Before seeing this site, I e-mailed A Current Affair, and did not get a response. So I spoke to Matt King on the phone, who ran the story. He turned out to be an unco-operative arrogant so and so, who was upset that I was interupting his busy day. He didn’t seem to believe me and said I could be anyone.
    Can you tell me what was the name of the Newspaper that ran the original story?
    regards Scott

  5. moonbuggy Says:

    The email address is required because it goes some way to verifying that the poster is a real person and not a spam bot.

    I’ve only seen the story on the Daily Mail’s web page, which is where my posts links to [if you click the big green title :)].

  6. norah Says:

    hi you guys look, do any one of you people have/ know any sort of contact to

    ashleigh. if you do can you please give it to me its very important.

    thanks.

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