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Summer travel and allergies

Summer is here and that means one thing: Family vacations! Summer travel and allergies can be daunting but it certainly isn’t impossible. You can – and should take trips! Summer travel and allergies just require a little planning and flexibility. But it’s totally doable to take a trip, stay safe and enjoy yourself. Here are […]

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Summer is here and that means one thing: Family vacations! Summer travel and allergies can be daunting but it certainly isn’t impossible.

You can – and should take trips! Summer travel and allergies just require a little planning and flexibility. But it’s totally doable to take a trip, stay safe and enjoy yourself. Here are some tips to keep you safe on your summer vacation. Read on:

Prepare

Once you’ve settled on a destination, do a little research about it. Whether you are staying in a hotel or with friends and family, discussing your plans, allergies and itinerary is key to having a safe trip. Summer travel with allergies requires a little preparedness, but it’s easy now with the internet at our fingertips.

It’s also a good idea to make sure you have safe storage for your Epi-pens, especially if you are heading to the beach or pool – it’s sensitive to heat and light!

Plan

One thing you must do when planning your trip is to have a plan. Make sure you know where hospitals are, have enough Epi-pens and other medications and print out and carry copies of your allergy action plan (here are tips from the Food Allergy Research and Education or FARE website).

When planning your trip, consider staying in a hotel with a kitchen or a rental house or apartment. That makes meal prep/planning easier. If you must eat out, think about getting a chef card to hand to your server.

Pack

Summer travel and allergies means you probably have to pack a little more. Bring safe snacks or meals and make sure you have medications. And pack your patience too. Travel is stressful enough, but traveling with allergies can be even more stressful.

Midwest Allergy can help with summer travel and allergies

The medical experts at Midwest Allergy can help you with summer travel and allergies. Make an appointment online today.

 

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