Fact Sheet for Parents of Children at Risk of Anaphylaxis in Australia and New Zealand
Anaphylaxis is the most severe form of allergic reaction and is potentially life threatening. It usually occurs rapidly after exposure to a food, insect or medicine to which a person may already be allergic. Anaphylaxis must always be treated as a medical emergency and requires immediate treatment with adrenaline.
This fact sheet contains the following sections:
- What is anaphylaxis and how is it treated?
- If your child has been diagnosed at risk of anaphylaxis, their treating doctor should provide
- What is the role of the parent
- What are the responsibilities of your child’s school, preschool or childcare service
- Further information
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Content updated February 2013