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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:31 pm 
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The Blue Wiggle was away on tour when, to his wife's horror, the toddler's face and lips swelled up and he struggled to breathe after eating peanut butter.

Tests confirmed the peanut allergy but Antonio later suffered another anaphylactic reaction after eating jelly.

The culprit turned out to be an unusual ingredient - locust bean paste - in the jelly.

Social occasions including children's parties suddenly became a whole lot more challenging, Field says.

"We used to put him in this T-shirt which said 'Do not feed me nuts'," Field told AAP.

"We also had a sticker on him saying he's anaphylactic.

"We always took the EpiPen."

Now aged five, Antonio is more aware of his condition and is poised to start school.




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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:14 pm 
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How scary. Anthony is the spokesperson for Anaphylaxis Australia, isn't he?

I was a bit shocked that they've added a 'peanut butter' song to their repertoire, given the above.

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