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  • If you, or a child in your care, have a severe allergic reaction, call triple zero (000) for an ambulance. 
  • Peanuts and nuts that grow on trees are among the most common foods to cause a life-threatening severe allergic reaction.
  • Visit your doctor or a specialist to discover what is causing your allergy.
  • The best way to manage a peanut, tree nut and seed allergy is to avoid all products containing these foods.
  • Speak to your doctor about making an action plan for your allergic reactions.
  • You may be prescribed an adrenaline (epinephrine) autoinjector (such as an EpiPen®).

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Reviewed on: 12-07-2017