Rachel Prince: A woman who is so allergic to water that she can't even kiss her fiance!
Kissing is essential for a good valentine's day date, but for Rachel Prince and fiance Lee Warwick, it is a kiss-less Valentine's day as Rachel is suffering from aquagenic urticaria which means that even few spots of saliva can result in horrible hives for her.
Miss Prince said: 'He'll be getting a tiny peck on the lips, if that.'
Office temp Mr Warwick added: 'Sometimes I look at her and I really want to kiss her but I know I can't.
'I do sometimes get a bit fed up. I have to do most of the housework so I'm basically Rachel's slave and I don't even get a kiss at the end of it.
'But I don't mind really, she's worth it.'
Miss Prince is allergic to her own tears, saliva, sweat and blood. Even the briefest contact with moisture leaves her skin covered in a red, angry rash and unsightly hives.
She first noticed the allergy at the age of 12 and it has gradually worsened over the years since then.
She said: 'As I got older, it became a proper rash whenever I was in contact with water. It burns and it itches, it feels like my skin is on fire.
'It covers my face, chest and arms and recently I have noticed it on my legs as well.
'I used to love swimming and I learned how to swim in the sea so I would love nothing more than to be able to have a paddle while on holiday, but I can't even do that.'
Because the condition is so rare, affecting just a handful of people worldwide, Miss Prince often gets strange reactions from people when they first hear she is allergic to water.Source: www.dailymail.co.uk
Wait, if she is allergic to saliva, what about other bodily fluids? What about sex?
Reminds me of Rouge from X-men-