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  • In an emergency such as a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) or an asthma attack where breathing is difficult, call triple zero (000) and ask for an ambulance.
  • Anaphylaxis needs emergency first aid. The first line treatment is injection of adrenaline (epinephrine) into the outer mid-thigh. Do not allow the person to stand or walk. Give further doses of adrenaline if there is no response after 5 minutes.
  • If your doctor says you are at risk of a severe allergic reaction, be sure to carry a device to inject adrenaline (EpiPen® or Anapen®) and a mobile phone to call for help.

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Reviewed on: 13-05-2022