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Meet the woman with a rare allergy to the cold

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One day in 2009, Max Fisher broke out in a severe rash. Ten years later Cold Urticaria - a rare allergic condition - still rules her life.

Exposure to anything cold - whether it's a cool breeze, a fridge or even tap water - could trigger a potentially lethal anaphylactic shock

Max, from Sherwood in Nottingham, has to wear a face mask to protect herself from the cold air.

She says she recently suffered a bad reaction in a pharmacy where the air conditioning was blasting out. Her face puffed out, she was in pain and her eyes were swollen shut.

She's now asking store-owners to be more considerate.

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