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Allergy and Anaphylaxis Australia

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (“A&AA”) is a registered charity and national support organisation, dedicated to helping individuals and carers alike in managing allergy disease, including the risk of anaphylaxis.

Allergic disease is a chronic condition that includes allergic rhinitis (hay fever), atopic dermatitis, allergic asthma, food and insect allergies and other potentially life-threatening conditions.

A&AA works closely with related areas in state and commonwealth government departments, food industry, health and teaching professionals, as well as the Australian community at large. A&AA advocates for all Australians living with allergic disease to improve health and well-being.

A&AA are a part of an international alliance of like-minded organisations and work closely with peak medical bodies including the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA). The National Allergy Strategy (“NAS”) is a partnership between ASCIA and A&AA, of which the A&AA CEO is the co-chair.

Vision and mission

Improved quality of life for all Australians living with allergic disease.

To listen, guide and educate Australians living with allergic disease and to advocate on your behalf to ensure your voice is heard.

How A&AA can help

A&AA strive to raise awareness of allergic conditions including life threatening allergies in the community by providing evidence based information, resources and services to support children and adults living with allergic disease.

They help Australians improve quality of life because for the most part, allergic disease cannot be cured. As allergic conditions are chronic and can be severe, support, information and guidance contribute to an improved quality of life.

Information / helpline

  • For guidance on living life with allergic disease (not medical advice / not emergency line) call 1300 728 000 Mon to Fri, 9am to 4pm AEST
  • In an emergency call triple zero (000)

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - Allergy and Anaphylaxis Australia.

Last reviewed: May 2020

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Food Labelling - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

If you have a food allergy or shop for someone who does, it is essential to carefully read the ingredient label on any pre-packed food you buy.Food labelling rules in Australia state that the nine most common allergens (peanut, tree nuts, milk, egg, fish, shellfish, wheat, sesame and soy) must be declared on packaging. Some food such as foods sold fresh in delicatessens must either have ingredients displayed or have ingredients available in case a customer asks about allergen content.Allerge

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Schooling & Childcare - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

With severe allergies on the rise, no childcare centre, pre-school or school can afford to be uninformed about the risks to children in their care. They need to arm themselves with information on food allergy and anaphylaxis and create environments that are safer for all.Depending on the age of students, teachers can incorporate food allergy into lessons about health and wellbeing, food technology or other related subject areas. This will help to educate all students about life-threatening all

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How adrenaline works during anaphylaxis - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

How adrenaline works during anaphylaxis

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Transitioning to school - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

Transitioning to school is an important milestone in the life of any parent and their children. As many of you may already know, it is an even bigger deal for parents of children who have a food allergy.

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Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

FPIES (pronounced F-pies) is an uncommon food allergy caused by the immune system. FPIES commonly presents at around 4 6 months of age when a baby starts eating solid foods, but may appear earlier in formula fed babies.

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Understand Food Allergies and Anaphylaxis - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

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Starting school with food allergies - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

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Translated Information - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

ASCIA First Aid for anaphylaxis in English and other languagesASCIA Fact Sheet for Parents of Children at Risk of Anaphylaxis in NSW Other LanguagesThis fact sheet contains the following sections:What is anaphylaxis and how is it treatedIf your child has been diagnosed at risk of anaphylaxis, what their treating doctor should provideWhat is the role of the parentWhat are the responsibilities of your childs school, preschool or childcare serviceFurther inf

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Action plan - Essentials - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

Since the severity of reactions is often unpredictable, its essential you have an individualised Action Plan for Anaphylaxis, developed with and signed by your doctor.Learn quickly how to recognise early warning signs and always have your emergency medical kit (containing your Action Plan, adrenaline/epinephrine autoinjector and other medications recommended by your doctor) with you. Dont forget that your family, friends, teachers, childcare staff and work colleagues all need to know whe

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