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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 for a long haul flight with food allergies

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Milk - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

Milk allergy is one of the most common food allergies in childhood, affecting about 1-2 percent of preschool children. Fortunately, most children will grow out of their milk allergy. Current anecdotal observation suggests that whilst, in the past, most children would outgrow their milk allergy before starting school, increasing numbers are now out growing their milk allergy much later. Some children enter high school years with milk allergy and outgrow it in their teen years and a small number d

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Importance of laying down during anaphylaxis - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

The importance of laying down during anaphylaxis

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Food Industry - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

Food allergy has increased in prevalence in recent years. 1 in 10 babies* now suffer from food allergies. Whilst children often outgrow milk and egg allergy, peanut, tree nut, sesame, fish, and shellfish allergy are very often lifelong. More and more people now live with the risk of a potentially life threatening allergic reaction to common proteins found in the what are for most, very healthy foods. The most common allergens are peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, eggs, milk, sesame, wheat an

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Urticaria (Hives) - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

Urticaria (commonly known as hives) are mosquito bite like swellings on the surface of the skin that range in size from a few millimetres to several centimetres. They may last minutes or hours and can change shape from round to oval, forming rings or patches. The skin swelling seen in urticaria is due to the release of chemicals such as histamine from mast cells in the skin that causes small blood vessels to leak. They are often itchy, but sometimes may not be itchy at all.

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Starting school with food allergies - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

Starting school with food allergies

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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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Kids' Corner - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

POSTER COMPETITION WINNERS: Thank you to everyone who entered our poster competition. What a GREAT result! So much thought and effort went into these posters, it made it very difficult to judge them. Here are the winners! Click here Kids with food allergy can stand up and be counted. Did you know you are not alone? There are approximately 315,000 children in Australia with food allergies, many of whom have a severe food allergy and are at risk of anaphylaxis. If we all stood together,

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Anaphylaxis on a plane - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

Anaphylaxis on a plane

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Translated Information - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

ASCIA First Aid for anaphylaxis in English and other languages ASCIA Fact Sheet for Parents of Children at Risk of Anaphylaxis in NSW – Other Languages This fact sheet contains the following sections: What is anaphylaxis and how is it treated If your child has been diagnosed at risk of anaphylaxis, what their treating doctor should provide What is the role of the parent What are the responsibilities of your child’s school, preschool or childcare service Further inf

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