Traveling with Allergies
1. Choose Your Location Wisely
If taking a vacation during the height of pollen season, consider going to a less pollinated area, such as the beach.
2. Bring Your Own Bedding
If you are allergic to dust mites, consider bringing your own hypo-allergenic pillows and covers.
3. Camp with a Plan
Avoid camping during high allergen seasons and always pack your medications. Remember to keep medicine out of the reach of children.
4. Choose the Right Room
When choosing rooms in a hotel, request a sunny, dry, pet-free room that is away from indoor pools.
5. Travel with Your Medicine
Put medicine in your carry-on bags when traveling. Remember, it is best to have original packaging when passing through security to avoid questions. Ensure you follow airport regulations for liquid containers in your carry-on luggage — generally bottles 100mL and under are acceptable.
6. Know When to Leave
Outdoor air pollution can make symptoms worse. Consider traveling in the early morning or late evening, when air quality is usually better.