Travel with Allergies: How to

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  1. These are great tips! It’s all about “the devil you know”, right? Best to be well prepared in advance. I’m allergic to dust and dander and it didn’t even occur to me that some hotels at which I stay might allow pets!

    • NatalieTanner says:

      Being prepared is the best bet! Early in my allergy journey I had a crazy weird reaction in the middle of the night (of course!) in a really small town….I have never left home since without a allergy first aid since!!

  2. Nadine Smith says:

    I guess I’m lucky that I am only allergic to dust. Food allergies are such party poopers when traveling! I never thought of these tips before though. Great post!

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  3. Excellent information. I have a niece and nephew who are anaphylactic and the whole allergy situation is a matter of life and death from then. You have to be prepared for anything while travelling – takes a bit of time and effort but it’s 100% worth it.

  4. MARINA says:

    Thanks so much for the tips… I’m not allergic to anything, as far as I know, and I did never had problems with of got sick during my backpacking’s. But It’s always good to know hot to act to avoid freaking out on the other side of the world when being just by yourself.

    Thanks for the tips!

  5. Abigail says:

    Traveling with allergies is really difficult, let alone live with it. I am so lucky that I don’t have any kind of allergies, especially since I am a foodie and always love trying new places to eat whenever I travel. But these are some really handy tips for those who might have this issue.

    • NatalieTanner says:

      Lucky you! I developed them late so I had time to appreciate being foot loose and fancy free….can be a bummer at times now, but it doesn’t keep us at home and that is the most important part.

  6. Janine says:

    This is so helpful. I have a tomato allergy and it is the worst when travelling to Italy for example. I carry first aid with me and do try to go places where there is a variety, but it can be so hard especially if you cannot explain to the locals your issue.

    • NatalieTanner says:

      Yes, for that reason alone it is good to be prepared. Charades when someone in your party is feeling bad is just no fun at all! Glad to be of help!

  7. Although I don’t have any allergic so far but I will keep your tips in mind. Pre-caution is always much better especially during holiday. It can be a nightmare…~

    • NatalieTanner says:

      I developed them late so I had time to travel foot loose and fancy free. Now I have to be a little more careful, but at least it doesn’t keep us at home, right?? 🙂

  8. Some great advice here. I have recently developed an intolerance to eggs after having no issues all my life. While not as serious as an allegery (i.e not life threatening) the almost instamtanious vomiting is very unpleasant. I am particularly careful when I travel now which I didn’t have to think about much before.

  9. mappingmegan says:

    Fantastic tips – I think the biggest for me is knowing your triggers, and being aware of your surroundings so that you’re not putting yourself at any unnecessary rsk. Because it really can ruin a vacation 🙁

    Great advice on the medical first aid kit – I think too many travelers underestimate the importance of this, but we’ve found ours to be handy quite a number of times.

    • NatalieTanner says:

      Yes, being careful and watchful. When my allergies were first diagnosed, my husband was a big help. He’d remind me to check foods for example that I wasn’t used to checking yet…. now nothing passes my lips without checking first!!! LOL! You are right an allergic reaction can be a disaster….my sister’s recommendation of benadryl cream, which for me is much more effective than the spray and certainly travels better, saved the day once when I had a crazy reaction to ….well, we think it was the sheets. Still not sure.

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