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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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Last reviewed: June 2022

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Food for a long haul flight - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

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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Teens - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

Are you a teen with a food allergy and at risk of anaphylaxis? Did you know that in Australia food allergy occurs in around 1 in 20 children and in about 1 in 70 adults? Our website is here to help you manage your allergies while getting on with your life. Get the facts on anaphylaxis; learn how to manage risks in difficult situations, like eating out or dating with food allergies. Recent studies show that teens are the highest risk group for fatal, food triggered anaphylactic reactions. Ri

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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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Importance of laying down during anaphylaxis - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

The importance of laying down during anaphylaxis

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When families don't get it - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

When families don't get it

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Medication - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

Many people in the community say they/their children are allergic to medications however the majority have experienced signs and symptoms that are in fact not considered the result of true allergic reaction. In reality a much smaller number of individuals are truly allergic to medications. That said, the people that do have an immune system response (true allergy) to a medication must avoid that medication at all costs as reactions can be potentially life threatening.

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Hospital checklist - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

Checklist for food allergy management in hospitals/health care settings

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Sesame - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

Sesame seeds are an extremely potent allergen which are used extensively in the food industry. Often, the foods that trigger reactions are those where lots of sesame seeds have been ground into a food product as an ingredient. The prevalence of sesame seed allergy has been increasing in recent years. An allergy to sesame, like peanut, tree nut, fish and shellfish, is usually life-long. Quick tips  Hummous, tahini and halvah are three very popular sesame products which are sometimes ad

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Fish - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

Fish allergy (finned fish) affects about 0.5 percent of the population. Seafood allergy tends to be life-long and is more common in adults than children. People who have a seafood allergy are usually only allergic to one group of seafood but can tolerate seafood of another variety. Those who are allergic to prawns can usually tolerate finned fish but care must be taken because of the real risk of cross contamination in storage, preparation and cooking of the seafood. Occasionally people have br

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