Caused by the separation of lobes in the brain, people suffering from this disorder essentially lose control of their hand as it seemingly takes on a mind of its own. While there is no known cure, giving the hand something to grasp will often be enough to keep it preocuppied.
Wrinkles, baldness, missing teeth…stick around long enough and you’re sure to have your fill. While old age happens eventually, to children affected by Progeria all of those symptoms we dread manifest themselves before the age of two. Unfortunately, although mentally they are still their age, many of these children develop the illnesses typically associated with the elderly such as cardiovascular disease and arthritis. Rarely do they live to be older than 12 or 13.
The technical name being Aquagenic Urticaria, this disorder causes the individual to be allergic to water in any form, including tears. Recently, a British woman named Micaela Dutton explained to a local newspaper how she couldn’t even hold her boy because if he started sweating she would break out with an incredibly painful rash.
Although many people are allergic to food on some level, imagine being allergic to food period. Joshua, a young boy who recently made headlines, suffers from a form of eosonophilic esophagitis so extreme that even the scent of food could kill him. Until more is known about the disease people in Josua’s shoes have to be fed via a direct tube to their stomach.
On the other side of the spectrum are those of us who are actually allergic to the cold. To someone afflicted with this condition even a snowflake in the face could cause uncontrollable itching and a major exposure could lead to shock and eventually death.