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Symptom checker

Our Symptom checker provides clinical advice on what to do next based on your symptoms.

Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction and can be fatal. Explore triggers, symptoms, treatment and what to do in an emergency.

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How to use an adrenaline autoinjector

An adrenaline autoinjector can, in an emergency, save the life of someone who is having a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). Learn how to use one here.

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Allergies

Information about allergy types, as well as allergy testing, anaphylaxis, antihistamines and common related conditions such as asthma and hay fever.

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Adrenaline

Adrenaline (epinephrine) is a natural stress hormone. It is also a medicine used in an emergency for severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis).

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Insect bites and stings

Most insect bites will clear up in a day or two, although some people can have severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis). Learn more about insect bites and how to handle allergic reactions.

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Allergies and hypersensitivities

An allergic reaction occurs when the immune system overreacts to a substance. Find out about common allergies, their symptoms and treatments.

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Nut allergies

Allergies to tree nuts and peanuts are a common cause of severe allergic reactions. Find out more here about managing nut allergies.

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Spider bites

Find out what you do for a spider bite in Australia. Redback spider, funnel-web spider and white tail spider bites need different first aid.

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Allergy testing

Allergies can make conditions such as asthma and hayfever worse. Find out more here about different types of allergy tests and when they are useful.

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Snake bites

About 100 Australian snakes are venomous, but only 12 are likely to inflict a fatal bite. Learn about first aid for snake bites.

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