Girl, 12, is so allergic to water that having a shower could KILL her

A schoolgirl has been forced to give up her favorite hobby due to an Allergy prevention to water that is so severe even having a shower could kill her.

Danielle McCraven, 12, from Haughton, Louisiana, breaks out in painful hives whenever she sweats or cries – and her allergy is so severe that having a hot shower or a soak in the bath could prove fatal.

Danielle was diagnosed with aquagenic urticaria, a condition which is thought to affect less than 100 people worldwide, less than a year ago – before which she’d been a keen swimmer.

She began to develop an itchy and painful rash whenever she came into contact with water – and now has to carry an EpiPen in case she goes into anaphylactic shock.

Danielle McCraven, 12, from Haughton, Louisiana, pictured right with her mother Sari, is so allergic to water that even having a shower could kill her

Danielle McCraven, 12, from Haughton, Louisiana, pictured right with her mother Sari, is so allergic to water that even having a shower could kill her

Poor Danielle breaks out in painful hives whenever she sweats or cries

Poor Danielle breaks out in painful hives whenever she sweats or cries

Poor Danielle breaks out in painful hives whenever she sweats or cries and has to stay indoors during summer in case her perspiration sparks a flare-up

Her allergy means she had to give up swimming and is forced to stay indoors in the summer in case she sweats and sparks a flare-up.

Danielle’s mother, Sari, 39, said: ‘It’s painful and really hard for her, I don’t know what’s going through her head because it’s miserable for her.

‘She used to love swimming and she was in tears last summer when she couldn’t go swimming with her friends.

‘It can cause her to go into anaphylactic shock or it can get into her lungs if she has a bad break out so it is life-threatening.

Danielle was diagnosed with aquagenic urticaria, a condition which is thought to affect less than 100 people worldwide, less than a year ago - before which she'd been a keen swimmer

Danielle was diagnosed with aquagenic urticaria, a condition which is thought to affect less than 100 people worldwide, less than a year ago – before which she’d been a keen swimmer

The 12-year-old takes one dose of anti-histamines daily, needs to be supervised in the shower and carries an EpiPen. Pictured: her skin following a flare-up of her rash

The 12-year-old takes one dose of anti-histamines daily, needs to be supervised in the shower and carries an EpiPen. Pictured: her skin following a flare-up of her rash

‘It scares me when it covers her whole body because it means it’s getting worse.

‘She’s allergic to bottled water, salt water, tap water but she can ingest it.

‘It’s stressful when she needs to wash her face or have a shower because she doesn’t want to do it, she’s scared.’