Food Allergies and Anaphylaxis

Ruth Taylor

Here at Port Melbourne Primary School, we have many students with life threatening anaphylaxis and severe food allergies that have the potential to develop into anaphylaxis. Could I ask all parents and carers to read the following.


Anaphylaxis is the most severe form of allergic reaction and is potentially life threatening. It must be treated as a medical emergency, requiring immediate treatment and urgent medical attention.


Anaphylaxis is a generalised allergic reaction, which often involves more than one body system (e.g. skin, respiratory, gastro-intestinal and cardiovascular). A severe allergic reaction or anaphylaxis usually occurs within 20 minutes to 2 hours of exposure to the trigger and can rapidly become life threatening.


Also, please remind your child/ren to place their school hat in their bags tonight. There were too many children trying to keep in the shade today!


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