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Traveling With An Environmental Illness: A Guide

 

 

 

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If you have an environmental illness, such as asthma or an allergy, this doesn't mean that travel is off-limits to you. Instead, you simply need to take a few precautions to make sure your trip can go as smoothly as possible. Then, read on for some of the best steps that you can take to minimize issues when you are abroad and ensure that you can focus on relaxation and fun. 

   1. Consult Your Doctor Beforehand

If you have a serious environmental illness, it is paramount that you seek your doctor's advice before you book your trip. They can help you to decide whether it is safe for you to travel, as well as give you advice on what steps you might be able to take to minimize your risk of a flare-up while you are away. They will also be able to prescribe you extra medication if you are away for a long time to ensure that you can stay healthy and look after your condition while you are away. 

   2. Check You Can Bring Medications

If you use an assortment of medications to control the symptoms of your environmental illness, you should make sure that you can take all of your prescribed medicines on vacation with you. Some countries restrict certain medicines, and some airlines have rules about what medications you can take and where you can pack them. Then, you must research the regulations in advance and whether you need to declare your medications on arrival at your destination to ensure that these are not disposed of when you land. 

   3. Plan How to Avoid Triggers

Your vacation may bring you into contact with different triggers than you would normally experience at home. Then, you should do everything that you can to find out about these triggers and find out how to avoid them in advance of your trip. For instance, you should speak to your airline and hotel about your triggers and what can be done to prevent your illness from flaring up when you are using their service. You should also look into the cuisine of your destination. You can avoid these triggers by staying with friends or family abroad, preparing your own meals, and checking the weather forecast in advance. 

   4. Have some Fun!

With all that difficult preparation under your belt, it is time to have some fun. If you have just been diagnosed with an environmental illness and are struggling with its impact on your life, it can be a great relief to get away from home for a little while and leave the stresses of day-to-day life behind you. To treat yourself and your family while you are on vacation, you should consider looking for Legoland tickets and coupons that can save you on your trip to the famous attraction and help you feel like your old self again. 

   5. Prepare Communication

You should also make sure that you can tell people about your illness when you are abroad. Then, you should make communication easy by learning or writing down information about your condition in the language of the country that you are going to.


 

 

 

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