"We're Scared For Her Future," Says Parents Of Toddler Who Is Allergic To Water, Including Her Tears
March 7, 2018
When Ivy Angerman was only a year old, she started breaking out in rashes after bath time. Her parents assumed it was the soap, so they swapped it out for a different one.
Over the next several months, her parents changed every shampoo and soap in the house, tried baths at hotels and Ivy's grandparents' house, and took her to a doctor, but nothing helped.
Finally, they found the surprising culprit — water.
18-month-old Ivy was diagnosed with a condition called aquagenic urticaria
Ivy, who is now 1 1/2 years old, suffers from a rare disease called aquagenic urticaria, which causes hives to form on the skin whenever it comes into contact with water.