This Utah teen is allergic to water

Posted at 3:12 PM, Apr 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-20 15:13:38-04

MAPLETON, Utah -- A teenager in Utah found out that she's allergic to water! There have only been about 50 documented cases of this - but doctors say it is possible. In an interview with People Magazine, 17-year-old Alexandra Allen from Mapleton, Utah explained how she can shower and bathe twice a week, but has to pretty much avoid contact with water outside of that.

She cut her hair to make it easier to maintain and keeps a vegetarian diet - and can drink water just fine, but if her skin is exposed to it for too long she breaks out badly. She once dreamed of a career in Marine Biology, but has since switched focus to a drier career goal of a lawyer or economist.