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Title: How come people with Aquagenic Urticaria don't react to swallowing their saliva?
Post by: lilurchin on 19/03/2019 07:28:22
There are a subset of people lately going to the news and claiming to have Aquagenic Urticaria and that they are literally allergic to the H2O molecule and go into anaphylactic shock if they drink water, but always say they can drink milk or Diet Cola (which is 99% water).

Like a sip of water sends them into anaphylaxis but they're ok swallowing mouthfuls of saliva (99.5% water) all day?

Saliva, for instance is 99.5% water. So how come their throats aren't constantly swollen up and blistered considering saliva is likely more pure water than tap water or seawater is? H2O is H2O regardless of if it comes from outside or inside the body. The chemical formula does not change.

One of the most prominent cases is that of Heidi S. Falconer. https://www.thefreelibrary.com/JUST+ONE+CUP+OF+WATER+COULD+KILL+LITTLE+HEIDI%3B+Girl%27s+deadly+allergy...-a061152595

Here it mentions a mouthful of water sent her into shock and she needed adrenaline, but if a mouthful of H2O is all it takes to kill her nearly instantly why isn't she constantly in anaphylaxis from her own saliva? I just don't get it. Am I being conned?
Title: Re: How come people with Aquagenic Urticaria don't react to swallowing their saliva?
Post by: Kryptid on 19/03/2019 13:46:39
Yet another topic about this same subject? Why?
Title: Re: How come people with Aquagenic Urticaria don't react to swallowing their saliva?
Post by: Bored chemist on 19/03/2019 20:16:06
There are a subset of people lately going to the news and claiming to have Aquagenic Urticaria and that they are literally allergic to the H2O molecule and go into anaphylactic shock if they drink water, but always say they can drink milk or Diet Cola (which is 99% water).

Like a sip of water sends them into anaphylaxis but they're ok swallowing mouthfuls of saliva (99.5% water) all day?

Saliva, for instance is 99.5% water. So how come their throats aren't constantly swollen up and blistered considering saliva is likely more pure water than tap water or seawater is? H2O is H2O regardless of if it comes from outside or inside the body. The chemical formula does not change.

One of the most prominent cases is that of Heidi S. Falconer. https://www.thefreelibrary.com/JUST+ONE+CUP+OF+WATER+COULD+KILL+LITTLE+HEIDI%3B+Girl%27s+deadly+allergy...-a061152595

Here it mentions a mouthful of water sent her into shock and she needed adrenaline, but if a mouthful of H2O is all it takes to kill her nearly instantly why isn't she constantly in anaphylaxis from her own saliva? I just don't get it. Am I being conned?
Would it be easier if you just told us what reply you want?
It seems you keep asking the same question, so I guess you don't like the reply you are getting.
Title: Re: How come people with Aquagenic Urticaria don't react to swallowing their saliva?
Post by: alancalverd on 21/03/2019 10:12:02
Surely it's because H2O isn't organic, is a chemical,  is cheaper than Coke, the stuff out of the tap has had all the natural bits removed, is the product of a capitalist monopoly/state conformism, doesn't represent isotonically balanced hydration, hasn't come from a bottle labelled "exotic aqua with plasticisers and lots of/no mineral content", isn't fresh rainwater, isn't 2,000,000 year old rainwater, or hasn't had the CO2 removed and pumped back in again.  pH7? No thanks!
Title: Re: How come people with Aquagenic Urticaria don't react to swallowing their saliva?
Post by: Petrochemicals on 22/03/2019 03:52:15
Shes got a book, surely it will tell you in there. Its very unlikely there is a specialist in her condition wafting about the site.