This October the 18-month-old girl, whose name is Ivy Angerman, got a diagnosis of aquagenic urticaria, a quite rare condition. After having a bath, crying or sweating the little girl breaks out with awful blisters that hurt too much.
As Brittany Angerman, little Ivy’s mom, says, she tries to teach Ivy how not to cry but it is completely difficult when it comes to a girl child. Her mom already worries about her future, her fun interactions with water... which means she can’t swim in the sea.
As doctors say, the truest way to get rid of blisters is to avoid water in any form. However, it is quite impossible. Easier said than done. Now different antihistamines help the girl to feel less pain and to control her incurable condition.
There is also a lot of medical equipment that may help Ivy, though all of them cost a fortune.
As the statistics show, only 50 people known to have the disease.
To make her daughter’s life easier, Brittany tried different ways. She attempted to put the girl in city water, countryside water... Nothing changed. The girl bursts with blisters that hurt very much. When any liquid touches her skin, it makes her cover with a red rash.
Although her mom is worried too much and becomes sad, we hope that in future Ivy will be cured of the disease and will have the opportunity to have any fun related to water and beaches. We sincerely hope that Ivy will not be bullied in school for her condition. To raise such a child is very difficult for parents... You always have to watch her not get rained or snowed on. Well, we wish her parents luck and patience! And hope that she will be alright in future.
Based on materials: dailymail.uk.co