How Can I Deal With Allergies While Traveling?

Before you set out on your next trip, develop a plan for coping with your allergies on the road. Take advantage of these travel tips and words of advice for maximum peace of mind.

Medical Kit

If you plan to travel outside of Canada, plan on bringing all the medication you will require during your trip.

  • Antihistamines may not be over the counter (without a prescription) in all countries.
  • If you expect to be driving or doing things that require mental alertness, look for the words "non-drowsy" on the antihistamine package.

Allergy Triggers to Avoid

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” says the old expression. Here are some tips to ward off the worst of your allergy symptoms

  • Close car windows and set the air conditioner on re-circulate (when driving).
  • Bring allergen-impermeable pillow covers.
  • Stay inside as much as possible on dry, windy days, or when pollen counts are at their highest, and minimize your walks in fields or gardens.
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