June 2022 | Linda Armstrong | ✓ Medically reviewed by: Gary Falcetano, PA-C, AE-C; Fabio Iachetti, MD; Rebecca Rosenberger, MMSc, PA-C
A licensed Physician Assistant with more than 25 years of diverse experience in emergency and disaster medicine, primary care, and allergy and immunology, Gary Falcetano is the U.S. Clinical Affairs Manager for Allergy in ImmunoDiagnostics at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Fabio Iachetti is a licensed physician with more than 15 years of diverse experience in several disease areas such as allergy, CV, pain, GI, rheumatology, urology, and diabetology. He is a Senior Medical Manager for Allergy in ImmunoDiagnostics Global Medical Affairs at Thermo Fisher Scientific.In addition to being a practicing Physician Assistant in the field of allergy and immunology for more than 20 years, Rebecca Rosenberger is the Associate Director for Clinical Affairs & Education, ImmunoDiagnostics at Thermo Fisher Scientific.
If you or your child has allergies, you probably know how to avoid triggers at home. Traveling, however, is a whole different ballgame, particularly because it’s a break from your normal—and safe—routine.
So how can you minimize your allergy risks while traveling? First, it’s important to understand which allergens you’re sensitized to. A simple blood test can aid diagnosis. Once you know your triggers, here are 30 allergy-friendly travel strategies (loosely organized around allergen types) to ensure your allergies don’t trip you up while you’re traveling.
A little preparation goes a long way with regard to allergies. Here are several steps to lay the groundwork for a safe and enjoyable trip.1-4
Food allergies can be particularly tricky while on the road. These strategies can help you manage allergies more effectively.1-2,5-7
Preparation is your best tool when traveling with allergies. With the aforementioned strategies and a quick chat with your healthcare provider, you’ll be flying the friendly skies—or hitting the open road—without a care or an “achoo!” in the world.