If you suffer from allergies, you must take measures that the discomfort doesn’t ruin your next trip.
An allergy is an adverse response of our body (specifically our immune system) to something that does not cause discomfort to most people. It is a common ailment classified as a public health problem. In fact, according to the Mexican College of Clinical Immunology and Allergies, in Mexico, it is estimated that over 36 million people suffer from allergic rhinitis, and only 2 million of them have an adequate treatment.
An ideal way to take care of yourself if you suffer from this disease is to take the measures to prevent a crisis, especially if you are about to leave your environment. There is a possibility that you may be exposed to an allergen during the trip.
Follow these tips and avoid the hassle:
- Do your research: Look for information about the place you are traveling. Some places have a different season to your country and certain allergens, such as pollen, are present.
- Mention your allergies when choosing accommodations: Ask to be assigned a non-smoking or carpet-free room. Also, inform them if you have food allergies.
- Carry your first aid kit: Better safe than sorry. Bring antihistamines, ointments, tissues, eye drops, and decongestants. Hopefully, they won’t be necessary!
- Be prepared for the journey: Some doctors suggest taking an antihistamine before boarding a plane and, to avoid risks, only eat safe snacks, i.e., carry and eat things you have brought yourself.
- If you have severe food or insects allergies, consult your doctor. Most likely, your physician will suggest that you take the medication with you in case of an emergency.
Source: Mexican College of Clinical Immunology and Allergies
It is estimated that over 36 million people suffer from allergic rhinitis, and only 2 million of them have an adequate treatment.