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Boy allergic to his own tears could die at any time from his allergies

A nine-month-old baby suffers with regular rashes and swelling as he has at least 50 allergies.

Riley Kinsey’s family live in fear that he could pick up an allergic reaction that is life-threatening.

He is allergic to inflatables and apples – and can’t even cry as his own tears trigger a reaction that leaves his face swollen to double its normal size.

Pics by James Ward/Caters News - (Pictured:Riley Kinsey from Kirby, Ashfield intense skin reactions, brought on by 50 known allergies.) - A nine month old baby is who has 50 known allergies is a prisoner in his own home, his mother has said. Riley Kinsey, from Kirkby Ashfield was born with 50 known allergies and is only able to leave his house once a week because of fears he could have an allergic reaction. He is allergic to inflatable toys and even his own tears. SEE CATERS COPY

Riley Kinsey breaks out in rashes and hives if he is exposed to a substance he is allergic to (Picture: Caters)

Playing can be difficult for Riley, from Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, as he cannot come into contact with latex, meaning he is allergic to balloons and bouncy castles.

His conditions have had a huge impact on his parents Kayleigh and Michael – who only take Riley out of the house once a week.

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Kayleigh, 24, said: ‘We only take him when we have to, no more than once a week. It’s too risky otherwise.

‘He’s become a prisoner in his house because the outside world is so risky for him.

‘We ask ourselves if he’ll able to go to a normal school or even something straightforward like going to a park.

Pics by James Ward/Caters News - (Pictured:Riley Kinsey from Kirby, Ashfield intense skin reactions, brought on by 50 known allergies including his own tears.) - A nine month old baby is who has 50 known allergies is a prisoner in his own home, his mother has said. Riley Kinsey, from Kirkby Ashfield was born with 50 known allergies and is only able to leave his house once a week because of fears he could have an allergic reaction. He is allergic to inflatable toys and even his own tears. SEE CATERS COPY

Riley’s parents fear his allergies will affect him for his whole life (Picture: Caters)

‘It’s heartbreaking. It’s not nice to see him like this.’

He has reactions to almost every item of food in their house, and only eats turkey, carrots, plums and sweet potatoes.

Members of his own family even refuse to hold him in case they trigger a dangerous reaction, his parents said.

Michael added: ‘It upsets me that he may not be able to go and kick a ball on a field with his friends.

Pics by James Ward/Caters News - (Pictured:Riley Kinsey from Kirby, Ashfield intense skin reactions, brought on by 50 known allergies.) - A nine month old baby is who has 50 known allergies is a prisoner in his own home, his mother has said. Riley Kinsey, from Kirkby Ashfield was born with 50 known allergies and is only able to leave his house once a week because of fears he could have an allergic reaction. He is allergic to inflatable toys and even his own tears. SEE CATERS COPY

He is allergic to most food and some play equipment (Picture: Caters)

‘This will impact his whole life but also ours.

‘But at the end of the day he’s my son and I will deal with whatever I have to as I want the very best for him.’

The couple have had to operate a strict daily cleaning routine as many of Riley’s allergies are airborne.

They have even been forced to spend £5,000 on re-carpeting their entire home to make it safer for the little boy.



Some of Riley’s allergies

Pork

Peas

Wheat

House dust

Soya

Peanut

Hazelnut

Almond

Crab

Cod

Shrimp

Mussels

Tuna

Salmon

Sesame seeds

Eggs

Dogs

Peanut

Oat

Potato

Apple

Corn

Milk

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