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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)

Programs, apps and tools

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Last reviewed: May 2020

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Be a MATE - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

Recruit you school to become allergy aware, download a copy to take to your school: Be a MATE952.54 KBAbout Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia's Be a M.A.T.E. programThe Be a M.A.T.E - Make Allergy Treatment Easier is an educational awareness program designed to help parents and educators to teach students and staff about food allergies and how to help their friends who are at risk of anaphylaxis.Anyone can Be a M.A.T.E. by following these five easy steps:Always take food

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5 Top Entertaining Tips for guest with food allergy - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

By sticking to these 5 simple tips, you can help make sure that your party is remembered for all the right reasons!

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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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13-18 Years - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

By the time they reach high school, your teenager with severe allergies needs to be much more independent and confident in managing their allergies and risk of anaphylaxis. With multiple teachers, classrooms, activities and unfamiliar settings, its important that they have the confidence to communicate clearly, wont be tempted by peer pressure into risky activities and will ask for help when they need it.Its also important to educate their new friends about the risks to your t

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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

short film for kids about understand food allergies and anaphylaxis

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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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