Signs and Symptoms of Allergic Reactions

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 Signs of Anaphylaxis (Severe Allergic Reaction)

It is important to watch for any one of the signs of anaphylaxis shown above. Follow the instructions on the ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis, or the ASCIA Action Plan for Allergic Reactions, or the ASCIA First Aid Plan for Anaphylaxis. Give an adrenaline (epinephrine) injector (if available) and call an ambulance.

A mild to moderate allergic reaction (see below) may occur before anaphylaxis.

Signs of Mild Moderate Allergic Reactions

ASCIA anaphylaxis action plans, first aid plans, forms, checklists, adrenaline injector instructions, guidelines and translations are available on the ASCIA website

ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training is available at

An animation showing signs and symptoms of allergic reactions is available on the Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia website

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Content last updated July 2021

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