Whether you travel every week for business or just once a year to visit the grandparents, it’s important to head out prepared. Traveling with allergies can be a challenge, but with a few tips you can manage your symptoms.
Summer is ending, you’re heading into fall. But you’re still sneezing and sniffling all day and into the night. What’s going on?
Odds are you’re among the 10% to 30% of Americans who suffer from hay fever, or allergic rhinitis. And most cases of hay fever are caused by an allergy to fall pollen from plants belonging to the genus Ambrosia -- more commonly known as ragweed.
Pack all the medications you’ll need in your purse or carry-on bag. That way you'll have it in the car, in your train seat, or on the flight. Bring a day’s worth of extra doses just in case.
Keep medications in their original packaging if you’re flying. You should be allowed to check all types of medication through the security checkpoint.
If you use dust-proof, zippered pillow covers at home, pack one for the pillow at your destination. If you’re really expecting to encounter some dust mite problems while away, you can even fold up and pack your mattress cover, but that will take up more space.
If you have food allergies, pack safe snacks in your carry-on so you won’t have to take a chance on airline food or the options available in train stations, rest stops and airports.
Look for Allergy-Friendly Hotels
More hotels are advertising themselves as offering asthma- and allergy-friendly rooms. Ask your hotel if it offers them. They might include pillow and mattress covers and hypoallergenic linens.