Allergy and Anaphylaxis
Allergy occurs when a person reacts to substances in the environment that are harmless to most people. These substances are known as allergens and are found in dust mites, pets, pollen, insects, ticks, moulds, foods and some drugs (medications).
Anaphylaxis is the most severe type of allergic reaction and should always be treated as a medical emergency. Anaphylaxis requires immediate treatment with adrenaline (epinephrine), which is injected into the outer mid-thigh muscle. If treatment with adrenaline is delayed, this can result in fatal anaphylaxis.
How Allergies Work is a short (4 minute) animation about allergies, anaphyalxis and the immune system, and is a National Allergy Council initiative.
Adrenaline (Epinephrine) Injectors - Fast Facts Updated June 2023
Anaphylaxis - Fast Facts Updated June 2023
Adrenaline Injectors FAQ Updated March 2023
ASCIA Anaphylaxis Forms and Checklists
Anaphylaxis Checklist for Patients Updated January 2023
ASCIA Action Plan FAQ Updated June 2023
ASCIA Action Plans can be found here: www.allergy.org.au/hp/ascia-plans-action-and-treatment
Other ASCIA anaphylaxis resources can be found here: www.allergy.org.au/anaphylaxis
Webpage updated November 2023