There are no mild or severe food allergies—only mild to severe reactions. What caused a mild reaction in the past may lead to a severe reaction in the future, and vice versa. Never let your guard down. Always take precautions to prevent allergic reactions before they happen.
From the moment you know or suspect you or a loved one has ingested an allergen, take action. Even mild symptoms can quickly progress to a severe reaction, or anaphylaxis. You should be watchful and prepared to give medication—seconds count!
It is important for every person with life-threatening food allergies to have an individualised food allergy action plan.This document explains the symptoms of an allergic reaction and what medication(s) you should take for each symptom(s). (Source: Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE))