If you suspect that you or someone in your family has allergies, your doctor (GP) should be your first port of call. They will be able to arrange allergy testing and will talk to you about your family history and any allergic reactions.
The following organisations can also provide additional information and support.
New Zealand’s national charity providing information for people living with allergies and allergic conditions. Top Allergy FAQs here and details on product recalls, label reading and food allergy management here.
The largest online allergy support group in New Zealand. Topics discussed on a daily basis range from favourite ‘allergy friendly’ recipes and where to find allergy related products, to advice dealing with school/preschool, travelling with allergies and allergy/eczema management ideas.
Information and support for those living with asthma and CPD.
Currently the cheapest place in New Zealand to buy Epipen adrenaline autoinjectors and allergy related products. Fantastic efficient service. Just order online and the products are shipped to your door. Remember if you purchase an Epipen, keep the receipt in a safe place. Should you ever need to use your Epipen, you will need the receipt as ‘proof of purchase’ in order to claim and be reimbursed from ACC.
Whether you live in Australia or elsewhere in New Zealand or the Pacific, the ASCIA page above is a fantastic reference guide on allergies. Check out this website for the latest allergy information and training on managing food allergies and anaphylaxis for individuals and schools, up to date Allergy Action Plans and handy allergy guides.
The Australian national support organisation for people living with allergies and allergic conditions.
A website run by Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia which focuses on the National Food Allergy Awareness Week. Find information here about the various awareness and fundraising events and activities held each year.
For allergy information, support, events and product recall alerts.
Supporting people at risk of severe allergies
The organization provides free information and education on asthma and allergies, as well as links to regional AAFA groups.
A division of AAFA (above) that focuses primarily on supporting children living with allergies and their families
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