Travelling with allergy
When you’re travelling, part of the excitement is a change in routine. One thing that won’t change, unfortunately, are your allergies and sensitivities.
That’s why you should be as prepared abroad as you are at home. Make sure you pack any preventive tablets you take, like lactase supplements, and symptom relievers such as antihistamines. These may be available at your destination, but it’s easier to have them to hand.
People with severe allergies who are prone to anaphylaxis need to carry their adrenaline auto-injector pens at all times, and be aware of emergency services numbers in the country in which they are travelling.
It’s also a good idea to carry allergy translation cards or an app that can help you to identify allergens in other languages and explain your restrictions in restaurants.