Giving birth made me allergic to water

A young mother has developed an incredibly rare water allergy after giving birth to her daughter.

Cherelle Farrugia, 26, from Cardiff, Wales, breaks out into painful itchy hives whenever she comes into contact with water.

The areas on her body worst affected are her chest, back and upper arms.

Cherelle wasn't born with the allergy but bizarrely discovered her skin would become red and painful after bathing – something that did not happen before she gave birth to her daughter, Willow.

The unusual condition called aquagenic urticaria makes simple day-to-day actions like washing herself and bathing her 18 month-year-old daughter incredibly difficult.

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