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Monday, January 15, 2018
British gymnast Natasha Coates is allergic to everything
In 2012, British gymnast Natasha Coates felt a little tingle on her
lips after eating an apple. Tomatoes and strawberries soon followed.
Months later, a severe anaphylactic reaction left her unconscious.
Eventually she was diagnosed with a condition that was recognized only a
few years ago. Growing hair causes her pain and she has an
allergic-like reaction to her own tears.
Coates relays her harrowing journey in a video on the UK-Based Barcroft TV. The now 22-year-old has been diagnosed with a rare and disturbing condition known as mast cell activation syndrome.