Traveling With Allergies

Traveling With Allergies

Allergies are so annoying. Some allergies are simply impossible to avoid. For example, the one that is provoked from pollen. When springtime arrives, you can’t do much about the pollen in the air. Yes, there are sprays and pills, but you can’t control nature and ask from it to stop their processes just so you can enjoy your vacation, right?

Traveling With Allergies

Other types of allergies are more manageable. One of the most common allergies is the one provoked by dust. Actually, some very serious implications might occur if it is not treated and if the person suffering from it is constantly exposed to dust. Here’s a short list of some of the most common allergies and how to handle them:

Pollen allergies

Pollen allergies

Pollen allergies happen in spring when flowers and trees blossom. Through the air, the allergen is transported absolutely everywhere and there’s no chance of not breading it in when you’re outside in nature.

The solution for this is constantly changing clothes after you come home. Washing your hair with shampoos that are suitable for your hair and skin. Also, even though fresh air is beautiful and necessary, make sure you don’t keep your windows open for too long. If you do, the pollen will get in your room in higher quantity and you’ll notice allergy symptoms just like when you go out.

When it comes to traveling, try to book a hotel that’s not close to parks and fields. Also, ask the managers if they have air conditioners with special filters that prevent pollen get in your room.

Pro tip: Nasal sprays usually fix the pollen problem for a while. Always have some with you and don’t let pollen ruin a nice walk around the city or even the park. If you can’t stand the pollen allergy and it’s too strong, excuse yourself and go back to your room until you feel better, but don’t miss on life’s beautiful moments just because of your pollen allergy.

Dust allergies

Dust allergiesDust allergies are actually happening because of tiny insects living in the dust called dust mites. Believe it or not, they are related to spiders, but they are so small that you can’t see them with a naked eye. Dust mites feed on the dead skin that’s in the dust. Since we all have contact with dust every day, we also have contact with these tiny little creatures.

The solution for this is more hygiene. Take off the dust from places that you have contact with, but also wipe everything you can because dust is so lightweight that it travels through the air without you seeing it. Most of it can be seen on shelves, and other surfaces, but it also getters on your carpets, the upholstery, the table and on the ground. The solution – carpet cleaning machines. You must have these dust-fighters. They eliminate the dust and the insects in it which means your allergy will be tamed.

Same goes for your travels. Hotels are usually well maintained but not every hotel takes care of it like a person suffering from dust allergy would like to. Since the machines are pretty big and you can’t take them with you, make sure the hotel you’re staying at has this equipment. Ask the managers if they have carpet cleaning machines and highlight the importance of having a room that’s dust-free. Dust machines can be also rented so hotel owners won’t have a problem in providing one for you.

Pro tip: Always have antihistamines in your pocket. If you’re suffering from dust allergy then you know how helpful this medicament can be. Sometimes you simply can’t control everything. To be honest to ourselves, not always everything should be controlled. Life is more than obsessive care for events.

Food allergies

This one is probably the most serious among the allergies. The food allergy depending on the type can be seriously dangerous and sometimes even life-threatening. At home, people always know what they can eat and what to avoid, but when traveling, it’s simply impossible to inform everyone what must be avoided in your food.

The solution is to be extra cautious with everything you consume. Before checking in, make a list of the foods that allergens for you and check twice before you start eating. Large hotels have a lot of employees and dozens of waiters that might not get the message about your allergy. That’s why you’re the one that must take care of all details each meal you have out of your house.

Pro tip: Always have a candy bar or something that will keep you full until the next meal in case you can’t find any food free of allergens.

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