Being diagnosed with a potentially severe allergy is scary. But don’t worry, you’re not alone – help and support is available. Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia is a national support group for people caring for or at risk of anaphylaxis. More
You can lead a close to normal life, even if you are at risk of a life-threatening allergic reaction. While many people feel alone, overwhelmed or even angry when they are first diagnosed, remember that help and support is available. More
Eating out with a food allergy doesn't have to be a challenge, with a little planning and some sensible know-how, the risk of an allergic reaction when eating out can be minimised. See our eating out with food allergies resources. More
In Australia allergies are very common. Around one in three people will develop allergies at some time during their life. The most common allergic conditions are food allergies, eczema, asthma and hay fever. Less common but no less important are ingested or injected drug and insect allergy. More
Anaphylaxis is the most severe form of allergic reaction and is potentially life threatening.
It must be treated as a medical emergency, requiring immediate treatment and urgent medical attention.
Anaphylaxis is a generalised allergic reaction. More
Don’t miss out on life because you have an allergy. With some forward planning and good communication, you can participate in almost anything you desire. A&AA has a range of information including air travel, eating out, hospital stays, school medication placement and tips for entertaining. More
Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) is a charitable, not-for-profit organisation. Our purpose is to listen, guide and educate Australians living with allergic disease. Learn more
EpiPen® is an adrenaline (epinephrine) injector. It is life saving medication for someone experiencing a severe allergic reaction/anaphylaxis. If you believe someone is experiencing anaphylaxis you MUST GIVE the adrenaline (epinephrine) injector (e.g. EpiPen®) according to instruction on the ASCIA Action Plan. More
Anapen® is an adrenaline (epinephrine) injector. It is life saving medication for someone experiencing a severe allergic reaction/anaphylaxis. If you believe someone is experiencing anaphylaxis you MUST GIVE the adrenaline (epinephrine) injector (e.g. Anapen®) according to instruction on the ASCIA Action Plan. More
For someone experiencing a severe allergic reaction/anaphylaxis
- lay person flat - do NOT allow them to stand or walk
- If unconscious, place in recovery position
- If breathing is difficult allow them to sit
An allergic reaction can quickly become life threatening.
Know the signs ans symptoms and how to respond.
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