A Biologist told me that the water molecule is too small to cause an immune reaction. Is he correct?

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Do you think 'water allergy' is a thing?

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  1. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Yep, it's ol' Frank again.

    How's the trolling going?
     
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  3. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    No worries! She can just drink dihydrogen monoxide. As long as it's labeled that, I am sure she will be fine.
     
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  5. Neurostudent Registered Member

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    I suppose you can offer a better explanation for why these people can drink non-water liquids instead of water?
     
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  7. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Strangely, I was considering expressing the same thing: this is elementary school science.

    Neurostudent, if you are still in early elementary school, you're a fair bit out of your depth. For now, you'll just have to accept what grown ups tell you until you've got a few more years of school under your belt.
     
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  8. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Certainly: it’s cock.

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  9. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    What? No.

    NeuroStudent has zero education in chemistry or medicine, formal or informal. Since s/he claims s/he does, that makes him/her a troll.

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  10. Neurostudent Registered Member

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    I suppose you can offer a better explanation for why these people can drink non-water liquids instead of water?
     
  11. Neurostudent Registered Member

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    Aquagenic Urticaria is a real condition though and I already provided a link to a medical journal documenting a case where the patient had a reaction to drinking water, also. Here it is again:

    https://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5438944/

    ''He also complained of pruritic erythematous changes, with swelling of the lips and oral cavity, after drinking water. ''
     
  12. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Nothing there about milk or orange juice.
     
  13. Neurostudent Registered Member

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    Never said there was. My point was is some people with this condition do have a reaction when they drink water.

    Several people diagnosed with Aquagenic Urticaria have said that they cannot drink plain water and must drink other (non water) liquids instead. Heidi Falconer is not the only one. Katie Dell, Rachel Warwick, Linsday Coubray and Rebecca Ward have all made the same claim.
     
  14. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    It's the UFOs again

    It's a CLAIM this happens

    Claims are not EVIDENCE

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  15. origin Heading towards oblivion Valued Senior Member

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    Nobody cares....
     
  16. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    I heard there are people who are allergic to oxygen and can only breathe through a mask.
     
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  17. Dicart Registered Senior Member

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    If you cant drink plain water but you can drink water with sugar (or salt or your own saliva etc) it is probably due to the fact that there must be some osmotic phenomenom occuring.
    Water will swell, not the cells, but what is around the cells (the lymph ?)
    In this case this mean probably there is a molecular disorder in the cell border formation (so this is probably a genetic disease).
    The osmotic force of the lymph is no sufficient.
     
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  19. Dicart Registered Senior Member

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    And if the lymph of the "allergic" to water people have more sugar in it (if the cells around loose for some reason some they have on their membran).
    What would plain water entering around the lymph do ?
     
  20. Dicart Registered Senior Member

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    To be more specific.

    Yes he is right but not because the water molecule is small.
    Water molecule (H2O) doesent realy exists in the liquid form (In the gaz form ok.)
    Furthermore, water is the solvent of any biochemistry reaction and therefore there is no doubt that being allergic to water is the same as saying : Being allergic to life.
     
  21. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Ah yes. Lake Ontario is a big pool of gas.

    More wisdom from the "scientist"
     
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  22. Dicart Registered Senior Member

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    Perhaps your lack of knowledge is due to the poor teachers you had in your studies, if any... but i suppose you are not only first grade student).
    I clearly remember my teacher saying to me that the water molecule can not be taken as H20 when in liquid form (this is total obvious if you consider the fact that [H3O+]*[OH-]=10-14)
     
  23. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    What that means is that out of every 10 million water molecules in liquid water, all but one of them is in the form H2O. So your memory is faulty.
     

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