Food allergies affect more Australians than ever before, particularly babies and young children. Symptoms range from swelling, lethargy to asphyxiation and in extreme cases even death.

This week is National Food Allergy Week in Australia.

Allergic or just pretending?

Whilst a great many Australians suffer from a wide variety of allergies, “fake allergies” are also quite common with people hiding their dislike of certain foods under the guise of an allergy. UOWTV investigates.

Pic: centerforallergy.com/food-allergy/

UOWTV Multimedia Reporters: Lucy Dean, Samara Gardner, Rachel Loveday

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