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This learning module is designed to highlight the prevalence of allergies, the problems this causes customers and what we can do as healthcare professionals to support customers requesting advice on managing their allergies.

This module is intended to provide an overview of the treatments outlined, however it is your responsibility to complete additional training as required to ensure you are competent and confident to deliver any advice or services.

In this learning module we will cover:

  • What is an allergy
  • Allergy and the immune response
  • Is it an allergy, sensitivity or intolerance?
  • Symptoms of allergy
  • Common allergic conditions
  • Anaphylaxis
  • What medical treatments are available via community pharmacy
  • How treatments work, contra-indications and side-effects
  • Test your Knowledge