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Hidden torment of nut allergy children who are bullied for being ‘different’
By Fiona Macrae
Last updated at 8:14 AM on 16th August 2011
Children with potentially deadly nut allergies are being bullied for being different, say researchers.
And their parents are stigmatised as ‘neurotic and attention-seeking’ by other parents, they found.
Relatives of some victims of the condition are even suspected of deliberately giving a child nuts to check they really are allergic.