Allergies are commonly observed phenomenon these days. But can you imagine a person allergic to her own sweat and tears? This rare disorder is recently reported in a Florida-based woman.
Julie Reid, 28, develops hives after every physical activity. This lady suffers from painful and itchy skin every time she perspires or cries. Her whole life has turned upside down due to this rare skin disorder. Scroll down to know this heart-wrenching story.
Julie's hives are getting worse with every passing year. She stated, "Any physical activity I do, I develop hives everywhere."
According to the National Organization for Rare Disorders, this hypersensitivity generally begins between the ages 20 and 39. It alters the functioning of certain antibodies in response to antigens in the immune system.
Hot shower, laborious workout, and exposure to warm temperature deteriorate the condition of Julie. Julie is scared to step out of her home. She exclaimed, 'I used to be so beautiful, now I look like a monster. My unusual skin condition has destroyed my life completely.'
In some cases, people were found to be allergic to emotional responses such as over-excitement, stress, or anxiety.
Hives may either vanish within an hour or last up to 6 weeks.
The major medications prescribed for the treatment of this disorder are Atarax and Ketotifen. In minor cases, OTC medication benzoyl scopolamine can be used for the treatment of milder hives.
Julie is also suffering from Agoraphobia and prefers to stay locked up in her room. This former dance teacher and gym trainer has gained 100 pounds in 3 years. She is currently raising money to fund her treatment and hopes to find a cure for her disease someday.
We wish Julie a sudden recovery!