- Look for reviews for where you are thinking of staying.
- Plan your holiday visits, meals, hotel so on before travelling.
- Phone ahead before travelling and discuss your allergies.
- Is your destination remote? Where is the local hospital?
- Will your hotel room have a fridge so you can store alternative milks to have with your drinks in your room?
- Eating in the restaurant, eat when quieter so full attention and no mistakes can happen.
- Take your own travel pillow and blanket if required as you will know this has not been cross contaminated in anyway.
- Take your own sun creams, so on, that way you know your products are safe.
- Check if your adrenaline auto-injectors are in date and any other medication is in date too.
- Travel with hand sanitiser and wet wipes, this is if you cannot wash hands or need to clean a surface that you are not certain of.
- If you have asthma, have an asthma review before travelling.
- Speak to doctor before leaving for your holiday about how many adrenaline auto- injectors they think you might need.
- Have an ICE contact on your phone see links below.
- Do not try new foods unless you are 100% certain you know all the ingredients.
- Do not feel under pressure by others, do not take chances that you would not normally take.
- Alcohol can cloud your judgement when making choices about your allergies.
- Tiredness could make your food allergy reaction more severe. On holiday think about have some rest times as well.
- Take adrenaline auto-injectors in insulated bag so when on holiday the temperature does not affect it.
- Be prepared for the unexpected.
- Roughly plan your activities, plan your food around your activities.
- Bring your own breakfast food. This is the hardest meal of the day to find allergen free.
- Join social media groups for allergies and ask questions.
- Bring your own toothpaste and wash kit, some hotels offer free items in the room but unfortunately some do not have the ingredients on.
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This information is only given as guidance and not extensive. Information to be used at individual’s responsibility. Always seek medical advice.
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