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My child has a serious allergy. What can I do?

Serious allergies can threaten your child’s life.

Starting school can be a particularly scary time for a parent, wondering if your child is in danger or if they will be excluded because of their allergies.

It is important to communicate clearly with the school before your child starts. Let the teachers know what your child can and can't eat, and what to do if they have a reaction.

You should also make sure your child knows about their allergy, what causes it, how to deal with it, and is comfortable telling someone if they get sick.

You can help prepare by informing yourself about the risks and treatments, and learning about medic alert bracelets.

Page last updated: 28 November 2018

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