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Briton ‘allergic’ to wife

world Updated: Nov 03, 2009 01:35 IST

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He’s being honest, at least after four years of marriage — 45-year-old Briton has claimed to be allergic to his wife and says he develops rashes whenever he goes near her.

Darren Young is, in fact, allergic to a component regularly used in creams and body lotions. His heart rate soars and his body swells if he comes into contact with the chemical, known as polyethylene glycol.

Young, a bus driver from Sprotbrough, South Yorkshire, says he cannot get close to his wife Sue unless she is free of all creams.

“When it comes to bedtime Sue doesn’t need a headache as an excuse. She just says she has been using body lotion and it might kill me,” he told The Sun.