Don’t let the threat of allergies stop you from traveling.

Whether you suffer from mild to severe allergies, being prepared for an allergic reaction, especially when you are traveling could mean the difference between having a wonderful time and ending up in Emergency Care.  Here are some helpful hints to keep you safe and healthy on your vacation or business trip.

Before you close up that last suitcase –

  • Check the pollen count in the area that you will be traveling too. If the pollen count is high, consider stowing a mask or at least big sun glasses in easy reach, especially if you have to spend a good amount of time outdoors.
  • Talk to your doctor or allergist. They may have some recommendations or make a short term adjustment to allergy medication to make your travel time more comfortable.  Make sure you don’t run short of any allergy medication and that it is not out of date.  It is not easy to refill a prescription out of state.
  • If you have asthma, make sure your inhalers are filled and always carry a spare.
  • Transportation Security Administration regulations allow you to carry on medications. It is a good idea to put them in a separate bag that is well marked prescription drugs!
  • Send a list ahead of time of any food allergies you have. Keep your epinephrine auto-injector and antihistamines handy at all times.
  • Make sure your insurance card and Doctor or allergist’s contact number are easily accessible.

Know the risks for hidden allergens

  • Airport restaurants may serve food that will cause you to have an allergic reaction.
  • Avoid using air plane pillows and blankets.
  • Hotel rooms can be a haven for mold and dust mites. If you suffer from mold allergies pack a hypoallergenic pillow cover. Try to request a room that is far away from the pool and has been pet-free.
  • If you are vacationing in the great out-doors do a little research before your trip. Hiking, camping or exploring can expose you to bees, pollen and other allergens.   Know your surroundings.
  • Asthma sufferers may want to curtail some outdoor activities if weather conditions are not suitable for your bronchial tubes.

Obviously, you can’t leave your allergies at home and you don’t want to miss out on travelling or visiting family because you suffer seasonal or food allergies.  And despite your best efforts to plan ahead, there is still a risk of exposure.

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