MY ALLERGY STORY

Sharing the experiences of Australians living with allergies

My Allergy Story shares the personal experiences of Australians living with allergies, who share their story with you to raise awareness and further understanding of the impact and effect of allergies in our community.

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DEVELOPING A FOOD ALLERGY IN ADULTHOOD

As a 28-year-old who has had the freedom of eating whatever he wanted, wherever he wanted – it never occurred to me that I could develop an allergy as an adult. That is until April this year...

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ALLERGIES, MY DAUGHTER AND ME

My earliest memory of food is associated with my food allergies. Given my history, it wasn't a surprise to discover my youngest daughter also had food allergies.

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NOT LETTING THE 'ITCHIES' GET THE BEST OF ME

I have always had my allergies, like a prickly invisible friend. I remember realising how to scratch with the texture of the fabric of the mittens my mother put on my hands to stop me from scratching.

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LEARNING TO LIVE WITH MY ALLERGIES IN MY TWENTIES

I am 20 years old and have suffered an egg & peanut allergy since I was about 3 years old. I have been anaphylactic to peanuts since I was 10 and had a mild allergy to egg but have only recently become anaphylactic. Growing up my parents did the right thing at the time, having been told to avoid danger. But when I ...

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NAVIGATING ALLERGIES AS AN ELITE ATHLETE AND TEACHER

I'm Gem, 32yrs old. I'm a Health and Physical Education (HPE) and an elite athlete.I am anaphylactic to wheat, dairy, eggs, nuts (tree nuts), shellfish, salicylates, hand sanitiser, alcohol, perfumes, chemicals, insect bites, certain medications, certain plants like Jasmine, mould and dust...

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