Utah Teen Diagnosed With Rare Water Allergy

April 6, 2015 6:10 PM

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Utah Teen Diagnosed With Rare Water Allergy

When Alexandra Allen was a little girl, she wanted to be a marine biologist and live on a sailboat. After being diagnosed with an allergy to water, the 17-year-old from Mapleton, Utah, said she realizes that dream isn't likely to come true.

Allen said she had her first severe reaction to water when she was about 12. While on vacation with her family, she went swimming in a hotel pool and later that night woke up itching and covered in hives, she recalled.

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