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National Allergy Strategy

The National Allergy Strategy aims to address public health issues relating to the rapid and continuing rise of allergy in Australia and improve the health and quality of life of people with allergic diseases, their families and carers, and the community.

The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) and Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA), as the leading medical and patient support organisations for allergy in Australia, have partnered to develop the first National Allergy Strategy for Australia, in collaboration with key stakeholder organisations.

Vision and mission

To improve the health and quality of life of Australians with allergic diseases, and minimise the burden of allergic diseases on individuals, their carers, healthcare services and the community.

How the National Allergy Strategy can help

The goals of the National Allergy Strategy include:

  • develop standards of care to improve the health and quality of life of people with allergic diseases
  • ensure timely access to appropriate healthcare management for people with allergic diseases
  • improve access to best-practice, evidence-based and consistent information, education and training on allergic diseases for health professionals, people with allergic diseases, consumers, carers and the community
  • promote patient-focused research to prevent the development of allergic diseases and improve the health and quality of life of people with allergic diseases
  • recognition of allergic diseases as a prioritised chronic disease and National Health Priority Area.

Information / help lines

  • Email: nas@allergy.org.au

Programs, apps and tools

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - National Allergy Strategy.

Last reviewed: July 2022

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At Home - Food Allergy Education

Educate those around you - Educate family, friends, babysitters etc Know the allergens, how to avoid the allergens and how to treat a reaction (including how to use an adrenaline autoinjector). Consider purchasing an EpiPen trainer to allow you and family/friends to regularly practice

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Top Tips for Managing Eczema » Nip Allergies in the Bub

Top Tips for Managing Eczema In people with eczema the skin barrier does not work as well and moisture is easily lost from the skin causing it to be dry and itchy

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Hospital - Food Allergy Education

Hospital - don’t assume that hospital food is safe! You need to inform hospital staff about your food allergy and ask questions just as you would at a restaurant or café.

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What is Eczema? » Nip Allergies in the Bub

What is Eczema? Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, affects 1 in 5 children under 2 years of age

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Introducing Solid Foods » Nip Allergies in the Bub

Introducing Solid Foods Feed your baby their first foods when they are ready – usually around 6 months, but not before 4 months

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Eczema and allergy prevention » Nip Allergies in the Bub

Eczema and allergy prevention There has been recent research looking into preventing eczema in babies and also preventing food allergies in babies who develop eczema

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More Information » Nip Allergies in the Bub

More Information If you would like more information about allergy prevention, contact our information line to talk to a health professional: 1300 66 13 12 Please note this information line is attended by health professionals during office hours (AEST) and if a message is left it will always be returned

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Identifying allergic reactions » Nip Allergies in the Bub

Identifying allergic reactions Allergic reactions usually occur quickly - within minutes (although they can take up to 2 hours)

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Learning to Eat » Nip Allergies in the Bub

Learning to Eat Learning to eat takes time, so be patient with your baby

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Travel - Food Allergy Education

Ensure that you have your two adrenaline (epinephrine) autoinjectors, ASCIA Action Plan and ASCIA Travel Plan with you and within reach, at all times. Check your travel insurance is appropriate for your health needs. Check your travel insurance is appropriate for your health needs. It is recommended that you carry your own food for the trip where appropriate (e.g. on flights).

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