Food Allergens

food allergens

Food allergies can occur at any age, although they are most prevalent in children. Many youngsters outgrow their food allergies as they grow older. According to the ASCIA, food allergies affect 10% of infants, 4-8% of children, and 2-4% of adults in Australia. It is essential to be aware of your food allergies and to […]

Food Intolerance, Diagnosis, And Treatment

food intolerance

Food intolerance is a digestive system reaction to a food or substance frequently mistaken for a food allergy. It is believed that approximately 15% of the developed world’s population suffers from food intolerance.  Food intolerance diagnosis can be difficult. It frequently requires exclusion or elimination diets, in which particular foods are removed from the diet […]

Travelling With Asthma And Allergies

travel with allergy

When travelling with asthma and allergies, it’s important to plan and take steps to make your trip as smooth as possible. This may include: Discussing your condition with your doctor Packing necessary medications and Researching your destination for potential triggers It is also important to prepare for emergencies such as an asthma attack or allergic […]

Milk Allergy

cows milk allergy

The immune system’s reaction to one or more milk proteins causes a milk allergy. Milk allergy symptoms can range from very mild to life-threatening. Common symptoms are: Hives, eczema and itching – examples of unwanted skin reactions Symptoms related to the digestive system, such as nausea, bloating or constipation Wheezing, stuffy nose and other breathing […]

First Aid For Asthma And Anaphylaxis

first aid asthma and anaphylaxis

First Aid For Asthma And Anaphylaxis According to the Asthma Australia report (2021-22), over 2.7 million Australians suffer from asthma. In percentage terms, this amounts to about 11% of the total Australian population. One of Australia’s most prevalent chronic diseases, asthma, strikes people of all ages, including children. According to the National Allergy Council, Australia […]

Pollen Season And Asthma In Australia

pollen season

Pollen is a fine yellow powder transferred from plant to plant by birds, insects, wind, and other animals. Pollen spreading supports plant growth but can be miserable for those sensitive to it during particular periods of the year. People who are sensitive to pollen may have symptoms like these when exposed to pollen in the […]

Why Nut Allergies Can Lead To A Quick Death

Nut Allergies

Defining Nut Allergies Nut allergies develop when the body’s immune system becomes over-sensitive to a specific protein. Exposure to the protein, even in minute amounts, causes a total body allergic reaction that can become fatal if First Aid treatment is not immediately given. Nuts are one of the most common triggers for anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is […]

Autoinjector Epi-Pen Instructions

autoinjector Epi Pen

Adrenaline in the form of epinephrine is the first line of treatment for a person having an allergic emergency called anaphylaxis.