Your allergy journey starts here. It’s your step-by-step guide of what to expect when you live with allergies, from your first GP consultation, to everyday management and being prepared for an emergency. This is your tour guide for the sometimes bumpy road of living with allergy and anaphylaxis.
Everyone has a different journey, but there are some steps and concerns that are quite common. Take a walk along the allergy and anaphylaxis trail and see what you can learn.
Signs of Anaphylaxis
Allergies can cause a wide range of symptoms, such as itching, headaches, feeling faint or tongue tingling. If you have experience allergy symptoms consider discussing them with your doctor.
Emergency dept visit
You may have experienced a severe allergic reaction or anaphylaxis and had to visit the hospital emergency department for treatment. On discharge, you would have been told to visit your doctor to learn more about managing your allergies.
Your GP is the best person to first investigate your allergy symptoms. Together you can decide the next steps. Why not assess your risk with our 6 simple questions and take your summary along to your consultation.
After discussing your symptoms with your GP you may be referred to a specialist, either a clinical immunologist or an allergy specialist for further investigations and treatment.
Your doctor may have decided that it is best if you carry an adrenaline auto-injector with you, in case of a severe allergic reaction. You can get an adrenaline auto-injector with or without a prescription in Australia.
In NZ, auto injectors are Pharmacist Only Medicines so speak with your pharmacist to find out if an auto injector is right for you. A doctors’ prescription is not required.