Spring and summer are peak allergy seasons. For those who experience allergy symptoms during the summer, vacation means controlling allergies while also trying to make travel plans. However, dealing with allergy conditions does not have to spoil your trip. Read more to learn how to control your allergy symptoms during summer vacation season and while traveling.
Tips for allergy control
Pack the right medications. Keep them in the original packaging, and make sure it is a small enough bottle size to get through TSA and other security systems. The air in airplanes is circulated and dry, so use saline nasal spray that keeps your air passages moist.
Whether you are traveling by plane, train, or automobile, make sure you pack at least three days of allergy medications in your purse or carry-on bag so they are always near you. Consider bringing an extra day’s worth in case you are delayed traveling home.
Have medicine with you. You could have a reaction on your flight, train, bus, or car ride. No matter what mode you are taking, keep the medicine on you nearby as your carry-on. This makes it easier to access in case of an emergency. Moreover, if you lose your luggage, then you will not have lost your medicine. It also helps keeping your medicine together in a bag rather than tucked in different places.
Many hotels claim to offer allergy-friendly rooms. If you can find such accommodations, then you may need to access hypoallergenic pillows and mattress covers. Smoke-free hotels always prove best for those with asthma. Moreover, if you have mold allergies, then chose a room away from the pool. Also, consider staying in a hotel with a kitchen or a rental house or apartment to make meal prep/planning easier. Finally, ask about the hotel’s pet policy. A pet-friendly policy may produce dander issues and therefore a more miserable trip experience.
Pack your own food. Traveling and eating away from home can be challenging for those with food allergies. Packing your own food means not having limited options at airports, bus depots, or convenience stores. This allows alleviates the stress of locating the right food when you need it. Moreover, those with severe allergic reactions should travel with their epinephrine auto-injector at all times.
Keep your living space clean. Lastly, it is incredibly important to keep your home free of pollen and dust. A clean house means low exposure to typical allergy triggers like household dust, pet hair, dander, pollen, and mold. This is the same for temporary residence, whether that be an Airbnb, a hotel, motel, condo, etc.
Arkansas Asthma and Allergy Clinic can help with summer travel and allergies
Arkansas Allergy & Asthma Clinic is known for using cutting-edge treatments to rid of seasonal and chronic allergic conditions. Contact us at 501-227-5210 or 1-800-256-5844 (Toll-Free) so we can create an allergy plan for you that will be easy to follow on your vacation.
We want you to plan to travel, and travel with peace of mind. Call to request an appointment with an allergist so that you can get your health treatment plan for on-the-road. We want you to have a wonderful summer vacation, free from allergy and asthma symptoms! AAA provides services at two convenient locations in Little Rock and Conway, Arkansas.