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Traveling with Allergies

When heading out of town, keep your allergies at bay by following these simple steps.

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.