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Children with potentially deadly nut allergies are being bullied

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.

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