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This Utah teen is allergic to water

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Posted at 3:15 PM, Apr 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-20 17:33:18-04

MAPLETON, Utah - 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.

She 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.