Tips to Manage Allergies While Traveling
Here are 11 ways to ease allergies on the road.
Try these tips for allergy relief when you’re on vacation or traveling on
Travel Insurance: Check pollen counts at your destination. Pack your
own hypoallergenic pillow cover and allergy medicine in a carry-on bag.
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No Venting: On road trips, keep the air vent closed. You'll breathe
recirculated air, not pollen or pollution. Smart Car: Take a vacuum to your car. Pollen and dust mites can
easily cling to clothing, bringing more allergens into your home. Cruise Control: If pollen is a problem, plan getaways to escape
allergens. Beachside vacations are ideal. Ever considered a cruise? On The Road Again: Traveling? Pack medications in a carry-on bag.
Carry an extra supply in case you need them. Hotel Security: Control allergens in your hotel room as much as
possible. If you can, close your air conditioner vent. Trip Tip: Don't lose track of medications. If you need to take them
on schedule, set your cell phone's alarm clock -- or your watch. Saline Saves Sinuses: Long flights can dry sinuses, but saline spray
restores moisture, providing allergy relief. Use spray once an hour. Special Effects: Making hotel arrangements? Ask for a nonsmoking
room. It's your best defense for a good night's sleep. Weight a Minute: When pollen or pollution is bad, head for the hotel
gym. Weight training benefits muscle, bones, the heart, and weight. Pillows Matter: If your hotel room has feather pillows, ask for
synthetic, hypoallergenic pillows. Or bring your own plastic cover from