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ASCIA – Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy

The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) is the peak professional body of clinical immunology and allergy specialists in Australia and New Zealand.

ASCIA is a member society of the World Allergy Organisation (WAO) and the Asia Pacific Association of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology (APAAACI). ASCIA is also affiliated with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) as a specialty society.

Vision and mission

ASCIA promotes and advances the study and knowledge of allergy and other immune diseases, including asthma. ASCIA is dedicated to informing health professionals and the community on allergy and immunology issues. They aim to provide up to date and reliable information to enable patients and their doctors to make informed choices about management for allergy and other immune diseases.

The mission of ASCIA is to advance the science and practice of allergy and clinical immunology, by promoting education and the highest standard of ethical medical practice, to improve the health and quality of life of people with immune system disorders. These include allergic diseases, immunodeficiencies and other immune diseases.

How ASCIA can help

ASCIA provides accessible, consistent and evidence-based online resources, education and training on allergy and other immune diseases.

Information / help lines

  • Web: www.allergy.org.au
  • Email: info@allergy.org,au

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - ASCIA – Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy.

Last reviewed: August 2020

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For use with EpiPen® adrenaline (epinephrine) autoinjectors

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Action Plan for Anaphylaxis

For use with adrenaline (epinephrine) autoinjectors

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First Aid Plan for Anaphylaxis (EpiPen autoinjectors)

For use with EpiPen® adrenaline (epinephrine) autoinjectors

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SCIT Treatment Plan - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

The ASCIA Sub-Cutaneous Immunotherapy (SCIT) Treatment Plan

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COVID-19 and Immunodeficiency

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Thunderstorm asthma - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

It seems reasonable to think that rain would relieve allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and asthma triggered by pollen, by washing pollen out of the air. However, rain from some thunderstorms can make some people's symptoms worse. Epidemics of thunderstorm asthma in Australia have occurred in Melbourne and Wagga Wagga.

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Food intolerance - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Around 1 in 20 infants and 1 in 100 adults are allergic to food. Severe reactions result in difficulty breathing, severe rashes, swelling of the face or throat, dizziness, stomach upset or a drop in blood pressure (shock) and loss of consciousness.

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Allergic reactions to aspirin and other pain killers - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Aspirin has long been used to reduce pain from inflammation (redness and swelling) and injury, as well as fever. Although it was originally isolated from plants in the early 1800's, aspirin is now made synthetically. A number of similar synthetic non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) have also been introduced.

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Allergy prevention - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

ASCIA infant feeding and allergy prevention

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HOW TO GIVE EPIPEN

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