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Who is at risk?

If you have a family history of allergic conditions, it makes sense to try to reduce the risk of your children developing allergic diseases.

If you or your partner has an allergy, your child has a 30 percent chance of inheriting the allergic gene and therefore could develop eczema, asthma, hay fever or a food allergy. If both parents have a history of some allergic condition, your child has a 40 to 60 percent chance of having a child with some form of allergy.

If you have a history of allergy in the family, and are looking to start a family you can take some important steps.

Think you, or someone you know, may be at risk?


Content updated January 2017


If you are having an allergic reaction follow advice on your ASCIA Action Plan.

If in doubt, give the Anapen® or EpiPen®.

Do not call us for emergency advice.

If you do not have an ASCIA Action Plan and/or an Anapen® or EpiPen® call triple zero (000) for an ambulance.