Tips for Traveling with Allergies
Think About Your Destination
Being near a large body of water, such as an ocean, may help reduce your exposure to , depending on the types of trees and grasses around.
Going on a cruise can be an exciting alternative to consider, especially for people who are prone to . Despite the fact that pollen particles can be transported out to sea, they’re highly unlikely to pose an risk if the cruise ship is far away from land, as coastal winds can disperse them quickly. What’s more, some cruise ships even come with “allergy-friendly” cabins.
Fly the Allergy-Friendly Skies
Pet dander, spores, and pollen can stick to clothes, shoes, hair and luggage of people who board the same flight as you. To help minimize your exposure to these allergens, be sure to wipe down your tray table, arm rests and window area with cleansing wipes thoroughly before tossing them in a sealable bag.
The low humidity levels in airplane cabins may cause dehydration, which may cause your allergy symptoms to flare up.1 Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and pack your allergy medicine in case you experience an allergic reaction when flying. Be sure to keep your medicine in its original packaging to avoid any complications with the Transportation Security Administration.2