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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Translations of this document are available below.
These translations were funded by an educational grant from the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network (SCHN).
Chinese Trad ASCIA PCC Anaphylaxis Parent Fact Sheet165.85 KB
ASCIA anaphylaxis fact sheet Persian Dari 2015
ASCIA anaphylaxis fact sheet Tagalog 201590.82 KB
Content updated August 2017