AllergyPal is a new, free smartphone app from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) that has been developed in collaboration with Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia and the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA).
The aim of AllergyPal is to help increase the safety of children with food and insect allergies.
It has several useful features that can help parents reduce stress and anxiety that comes with allergy management such as the Share function allows parents to share their child's ASCIA Action Plan via SMS. This ensures that the relaying of important information concerning the care of their child is delivered in a systematic manner. The React now function gives the carer an electronic record of a child’s ASCIA Action Plan and helps them to manage your child's food allergy.
AllergyPal is intended to provide information and help manage a child’s allergies by enabling fast access to their current ASCIA Action Plan and by allowing easy sharing of the ASCIA Action Plan and other daily management information with other carers. AllergyPal allows users to enter, track and manage the expiry dates of your adrenaline (epinephrine) injectors (such as EpiPen®, Anapen®). Keeping track of your devices and keeping them up to date is an essential part of managing your child’s allergy. AllergyPal will provide an alert to ensure you have enough time to see your GP for a repeat script.
Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia and ASCIA are proud to support the release of MCRI AllergyPal and encourage members to include it as part of the ongoing care provided to children prescribed an adrenaline (epinephrine) injector.
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Learn more at the AllergyPal website https://mcriallergypal.com.au/
Content updated November 2023