This Utah teen is allergic to water

Posted at 7:22 PM, Apr 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-20 19:21:28-04

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.