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Why does a hydrophobia patient fear water?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Rabies

Actual hydrophobia is a brain disease.
The virus has evolved so as to make swallowing painful in the hopes that the victim will transmit the virus in saliva. It also damages the brain to make the victim want to bite. The sight of water evokes the pain. It's a cruel disease.

In brief: Rabies

Actual hydrophobia is a brain disease.
The virus has evolved so as to make swallowing painful in the hopes that the victim will transmit the virus in saliva. It also damages the brain to make the victim want to bite. The sight of water evokes the pain. It's a cruel disease.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: That is different

For each person who suffers from hydrophobia and would need to be independently explored.

In brief: That is different

For each person who suffers from hydrophobia and would need to be independently explored.
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