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Traveling is a fun and enjoyable way to spend your free time. Whether if you’re visiting friends or relatives in another state or traveling to a new locale to partake in the art, food and culture that the location has to offer, getting out of town for a little bit is always good. When you struggle with allergies, however, traveling can sometimes come with its fair amount of stressors. With this in mind, we’ve dedicated this post to some travel tips for people who have allergies.

Read Reviews Before Choosing a Hotel

For people who have asthma or other respiratory-related allergies, staying in a hotel can sometimes cause your symptoms to act up, making for a less-than-enjoyable vacation. A great way to make sure that you won’t be entering less-than-ideal living conditions is to read reviews of a hotel before making reservations. Everything from an unclean room to dirty air conditioner filters are all elements of a hotel room that can aggravate your allergy or asthma symptoms. Reading reviews of hotels will be able to show you what the room conditions are like, and what you can expect upon arrival. Additionally, you can make a request when making your reservation to ensure that your room will be fresh, clean and allergen-free.

Plan Meals Ahead

Eating at local restaurants is a great way to take in some of the local culture, and more reputable locations are likely to take special precautions when preparing meals, usually marking on their menu of anything that may be of risk of cross-contamination. Airlines, however, are sometimes not as careful when it comes to taking precautions like this, which can be problematic for people with food allergies. A great way to avoid these kinds of issues is to pack your on-air meal or snack with you, ensuring that you won’t be at risk of ingesting something that you may be allergic to.

Be Prepared

While at home, you are able to keep your allergies under control by keeping a clean home and knowing what sorts of conditions to avoid. While traveling, however, this isn’t always as easy. There could be a helper dog on the plane, or a fellow passenger could be carrying a snack that you may be allergic to. Whatever the case, you should be prepared to encounter a less-than-ideal situation and pack the necessary allergy medicine to help you, should you find yourself in a situation like this.

Those are just a few tips to help you avoid allergies while traveling. While at home in Corpus Christi, however, the Allergy and Asthma Center is here to help ensure that your allergies are treated and under control. To find out more information about our Corpus Christi allergy clinic or to set up an appointment, contact us today.