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Health Tip: Traveling Despite Asthma and Allergies

Health Tip: Traveling Despite Asthma and Allergies

05/19/11

(HealthDay News) -- Traveling can expose you to new triggers for allergies and asthma, but planning ahead can help you breathe a bit easier while you're away.

The American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology offers these travel suggestions:

  • Pack your asthma and allergy meds in carry-on bags, and keep them in their original containers.
  • Continue to take your medications on schedule as directed by your doctor.
  • Prepare for potential problems, such as food allergies.
  • Keep contact information for your allergist and an emergency contact handy.
  • If possible, find an allergist at your travel destination.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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