Australia has one of the highest incidence of food allergy in the world and this is increasing at an alarming rate; in fact, one in 10 babies born in Australia will develop a food allergy.
With no known cure for food allergy, awareness and education is of utmost importance, as a severe allergic reaction and/or anaphylaxis can rapidly become life threatening, and must be treated as a medical emergency.
It’s important for all Australians to be aware of food allergies, and know how to respond in an emergency situation. A great way to help raise awareness is to get involved in Food Allergy Week and Show You Care.
A helpful new App for allergy families developed in Melbourne by leading Allergy specialists.
The Allergy Pal app is available for free download now for both iOS and Android phones from Apple, Google Play or your favourite App Store. Click here to find out more.