Seasonal Allergy Symptoms: How to Prepare for Traveling With Allergies
What are some smart ways to prepare for traveling with seasonal allergy symptoms?
Answer: A little planning may help keep seasonal allergy symptoms from disturbing your trip.
- When planning, find out if any of the plants you’re seasonally allergic to will be pollinating during your stay; the Web site pollen.com provides national 5-day seasonal allergy forecasts and lets you know which seasonal allergens are predominant
- If you can, look for a locale where you’ll get a break—perhaps a trip to the beach when pollen counts are high at home (ocean breezes often keep outdoor seasonal allergens at bay)
- If you have any prescription seasonal allergy medications that you might need, make sure you have enough and get a refill if needed.
- In case outdoor seasonal allergens are unavoidable, identify interesting indoor activities you’ll enjoy
- In the car, remember to shut the windows and use the air conditioner