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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: June 2022

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Food Allergy Treatments - Where are we at? - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

Food Allergy Treatments - Where are we at?

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Other Allergic Conditions - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

Other Allergic Conditions included: Urticaria (Hives), Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis), Allergic Conjunctivitis, Allergic Rhinitis (hayfever), Sinusitis

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Adrenaline (epinephrine) autoinjector use - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

EpiPen administration - Adrenaline and temperature control (Based on data available in 2010) NOTE: Adrenaline (epinephrine) or adrenaline autoinjector refers to EpiPen®. Many individuals, parents and caregivers are concerned about the stability of adrenaline in temperatures over 25oC. The Australian climate often takes us beyond 25oC and many have been contacting Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) with queries on maintaining temperature of the adrenaline autoinjector

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Tree Nut - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

The tree nut family includes almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, hazelnuts, hickory nuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, walnuts and others. Tree nuts are different to peanuts because tree nuts come from a different plant family. People who are allergic to peanuts are not necessarily allergic to tree nuts and vice versa, however people who are allergic to one tree nut have a tendency to be allergic to other tree nuts. For example people who have a cashew nut allergy are oft

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Environmental allergens - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

Many people are allergic to substances or particles in the environment. These allergens which trigger a variety of reactions ranging from mild to severe are often difficult to avoid and control. People may respond to environmental allergens by sneezing or scratching, they could have watery itchy eyes or their eczema may flare.

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NEW: Plain English allergen labelling - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

NEW legislation to make it easier to identify allergens in packaged foods.

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Wheat - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

Wheat allergy is an immune system response to the proteins in wheat. Allergies to other cereals are triggered by proteins within those cereals.  True wheat allergy often resolves in the first few years of childhood.  An allergy to wheat and other cereals is sometimes seen for the first time in adulthood. Often the adults who develop an allergy to wheat and other cereals have an allergy to grass pollens and have hay fever (Allergic Rhinitis) Individuals (almost always adults) who have

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Action plan - Essentials - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

Since the severity of reactions is often unpredictable, it’s essential you have an individualised Action Plan for Anaphylaxis, developed with and signed by your doctor or nurse practitioner. 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 or nurse practitioner) with you.

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Take the Kit - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

TAKE THE KIT film

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Atopic Eczema Management - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

The terms atopic dermatitis and atopic eczema, mean the same thing. Eczema cannot be cured, it can only be managed, so it is important people do not constantly seek different treatments.

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