Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction and potentially life threatening.
It should always be treated as a medical emergency, requiring immediate treatment.
Most cases of anaphylaxis occur after a person with a severe allergy is exposed to the allergen they are allergic to (usually a food, insect or medication).
Translations of First Aid Treatment for Anaphylaxis information are available below.
These translations were funded by an educational grant from the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network (SCHN).
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Dinka (South Sudan)
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ASCIA First Aid for Anaphylaxis is based on the content of the ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis.
It should be used together with instructions on how to use an adrenaline (epinephrine) autoinjector (e.g EpiPen) which are also available on the ASCIA website:
This document has been developed and peer reviewed by ASCIA members and is based on expert opinion and the available published literature at the time of review. The development of this document is not funded by any commercial sources and is not influenced by commercial organisations. Information contained in this document is not intended to replace medical advice and any questions regarding a medical diagnosis or treatment should be directed to a medical practitioner.
Content Updated August 2017