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The Clinical Takeaway: Adults with Newly Diagnosed Food Allergy

The Clinical Takeaway: Adults with Newly Diagnosed Food Allergy

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The Clinical Takeaway: Adults with Newly Diagnosed Food Allergy

 

 

In this episode:

 

– Adults with newly diagnosed significant food allergies must be referred to an allergist for diagnosis and treatment and prescription of Epipens if appropriate
– New diagnosis can be a fearful and life changing condition for an adult and they need information
– An ASCIA (Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy) Action Plan is vital and must be carried with two Epipens all the time

 

 

Host: Dr David Lim, GP

 

 

Guest: Maria Said, Registered Nurse; CEO of Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia; Associate member of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy

 

 

Total time: 35 mins

 

 

Recommended Resources:
– For people with allergic disease: www.allergyfacts.org.au
Signs and Symptoms and EpiPen animations (each 2 min long)
– Video: How allergies work animation
– Video: How adrenaline works
– Download the ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis (PDF) here
– Download the ASCIA First Aid Plan for Anaphylaxis (PDF) here 
– Download the ASCIA Action Plan for Allergic Reactions (for someone with immune mediated food allergy that has only had mild/moderate reactions and has NOT been prescribed an adrenaline injector) PDF here

 

 

 

 

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