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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 promotes and advances the study and knowledge of allergy and other immune diseases, including asthma.

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.

ASCIA is also dedicated to informing the community on allergy, asthma 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.

ASCIA develops, reviews and endorses training resources, position papers and guidelines in the areas of allergy, and other immune diseases for health professionals.

ASCIA develops, reviews and endorses educational resources and training resources for people to access reliable and up to date information on allergy and other immune diseases.

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

Allergy TestingFood Allergen Challenges FAQUnorthodox Testing and Treatment for Allergic DisordersUnorthodox Testing and Treatment for Allergic DisordersWhat is Causing your Allergy?AERWhat is Causing your Allergy201350.17 KBContent updated April 2017

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First Aid Plan for Anaphylaxis

For use with adrenaline (epinephrine) autoinjectors.

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Sulfonamide antibiotic allergy - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Sulfonamide antibiotics can cause allergic reactions, ranging from mild rash to severe blistering rash through to anaphylaxis, the most dangerous type of allergic reaction.

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Hives (urticaria) - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Hives (the common term for urticaria), are pink or red itchy rashes, that may appear as blotches or raised red lumps (wheals) on the skin.

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

The following frequently asked questions (FAQ) and answers about food allergy are based on inquiries that have been received by, or forwarded to the Australasian Society of Clinical immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) since 1999. This document is regularly updated as new questions are received or new information becomes available

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Allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and sinusitis - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Allergic rhinitis, hay fever, sinusitis, pollen

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Pet allergy - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Pet allergy

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ASCIA Information on how to introduce solid foods to babies for allergy prevention - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

ASCIA Information on how to introduce solid foods to babies for allergy prevention. Parent Information: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). This information aims to provide practical advice on how to introduce solid foods to your baby, and is based on current evidence for food allergy prevention. This advice is relevant for all babies, particularly those with severe eczema, or existing food allergy, or a family member (parent or sibling) with allergies.

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ASCIA patient information - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

ASCIA information for patients, consumers and carers

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What is a Clinical Immunology/Allergy Specialist - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Clinical immunology/allergy specialists identify and treat the diseases that result from abnormalities of the immune system.

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