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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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Last reviewed: August 2020

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Action Plan for Anaphylaxis (EpiPen autoinjectors)

For use with EpiPen® adrenaline (epinephrine) autoinjectors

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Action Plan for Anaphylaxis

For use with adrenaline (epinephrine) autoinjectors

Read more on ASCIA – Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy website

Action Plan for Allergic Reactions

This ASCIA Action Plan for Allergic Reactions is for people with mild to moderate allergies, who need to avoid certain allergens.

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First Aid Plan for Anaphylaxis (EpiPen autoinjectors)

For use with EpiPen® adrenaline (epinephrine) autoinjectors

Read more on ASCIA – Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy website

Locate a specialist - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) is the peak professional body of clinical immunology and allergy in Australia and New Zealand. ASCIA promotes and advances the study and knowledge of immune and allergic diseases, including asthma.

Read more on ASCIA – Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy website

First Aid Plan for Anaphylaxis

For use with adrenaline (epinephrine) autoinjectors.

Read more on ASCIA – Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy website

ASCIA Guidelines Acute management of anaphylaxis - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

ASCIA Acute Management of Anaphylaxis Guidelines

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Allergen minimisation - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Allergies are very common in Australia and New Zealand, affecting around 20% of people at some time in their lives. There are many different allergic diseases, with symptoms ranging from mild hay fever to potentially life threatening Anaphylaxis. Allergy is also one of the major factors associated with the cause and persistence of asthma.

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

Allergic reactions to ticks range from mild (with large local swelling and inflammation at the site of a tick bite) to severe (anaphylaxis). To prevent allergic reactions to ticks do NOT forcibly remove the tick. The options are to: Seek medical assistance to remove the tick; OR Kill the tick first by using a product that rapidly freezes the tick, to prevent it from injecting more allergen-containing saliva, then remove it as soon as practical and in as safe a setting as possible.

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Adrenaline for severe allergies - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Adrenaline (epinephrine) is a natural hormone released in response to stress. When injected, adrenaline rapidly reverses the effects of anaphylaxis by reducing throat swelling, opening the airways, and maintaining heart function and blood pressure. Anaphylaxis is a potentially life threatening, severe allergic reaction and should always be treated as a medical emergency. Adrenaline injected into the outer mid-thigh muscle is the first line treatment for anaphylaxis.

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