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    Posted on Jul 2, 2014

    This Mum Is So Allergic To Water That Her Tears Could Kill Her

    As health conditions go, this one really sucks.

    Barbara Ward, 43, from Hartlepool, County Durham, can't shower or even exercise because the sweat could send her into anaphylactic shock – a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction.

    Ceri Oakes / SWNS.com

    It rules out ever doing simple things like laundry, cooking, or bathing children. Barbara can't even go out in the rain.

    Ceri Oakes / SWNS.com

    Here's the emergency and daily medication she needs.

    She can't use conventional cleaning products and has to use a special lard-like soap for washing. She also has to wear a mask on her face in public places as strong scents and products can set off her allergies.

    Ceri Oakes / SWNS.com
    Ceri Oakes / SWNS.com

    She says: "I can't even read sad posts on Facebook because if I get dragged into an emotional whirlwind and end up crying, I could die."

    Ceri Oakes / SWNS.com

    The allergy is barely understood by professionals, can develop later in life and get more serious over time.

    Ceri Oakes / SWNS.com
    Ceri Oakes / SWNS.com

    Poor woman.

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