Newly diagnosed

Newly Diagnosed IntroductionBeing diagnosed with a potentially severe allergy is scary.  But don’t worry, you’re not alone – help and support is available. Talk to your allergist or immunologist for expert personalised treatment and care. They’ll recommend regular follow-ups so you can receive up to date information on allergy and the risk of anaphylaxis.

Never self-diagnose or rely on anecdotal information.

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) is a not for profit registered charity and Australia’s only national support organisation, dedicated to helping individuals and carers alike in managing allergy and anaphylaxis.

Managing allergies when you are newly diagnosed can be daunting. A&AA’s health educators can help you with management strategies for dealing with your allergic condition. While our health educators don’t give medical advice, they can help with managing the everyday. You can call 1300 728 000 or Contact us with any questions you may have.

The information in this website is designed as a guide to help individuals, parents and carers of those living with allergic conditions. You may find ideas or strategies here that work for you, but before making major changes to your lifestyle, we encourage you to talk with your treating doctor.

Managing Food Allergy Starter Kit - A step-by-step guide on what to do after a food allergy diagnosis

Information on this website - to support you on your way

Food Allergy Basics - full of reliable and practical advice for managing food allergy for you or a family member or friend

Resources - evidence based information, resources and services to support you 

Content updated June 2020

Managing Food Allergy Starter Kit

A&AA Managing Food Allergy Starter KitSo, you or your loved one have a food allergy - now what?

It can be frightening when you or a loved one develops a food allergy. Managing the new diagnosis can be difficult for both you and those around you and it’s normal to have many questions.

This step-by-step guide is designed to assist you on what to do after a food allergy diagnosis. A&AA is an evidence-based organisation with a Medical Advisory Board and trained Health Educators. We are available to provide you with information, support and guidance on how to best navigate your new world of food allergy.

Download the 10 page kit here pdfA&AA Managing Food Allergy762.97 KB


Food Allergy Basics

Food Allergy

Dr Norman Swan presents some basic information about food allergy in Australia today.

Managing Kids' Food Allergies

Managing Kids’ Food Allergies for dummiesThere is currently no cure for food allergy. Treatment focuses on management and increasing community awareness of this potentially life-threatening condition and always being prepared in case of an accidental allergic reaction. 

You may wish to download our Managing Kids’ Food Allergies for dummies. Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia worked with Professor Mimi Tang and Professor Katie Allen, when they were both at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne to bring you an easy to read informative e-book.

Choosing, storing and preparing food in a family with allergy

This seven-part video series from Food Allergy Education is designed to help you reduce risk for you or a family member or friend with food allergy.
Food Storage from Food Allergy Education


A&AA provides evidence based information, resources and services to support children and adults living with allergic disease.

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

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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.