Traveling With Food Allergies
Travel with food allergies can be daunting. Whether you are going on a road trip to a favorite vacation spot a few hours away, or travelling internationally to a foreign country, planning and preparation is key.
Do you plan on bringing your own food or eating out?
Some countries have more food allergy awareness than others. Countries like the United States, Canada, and Australia, all have strict labeling regulations and a high level of food allergy awareness. Which make eating out, and even buying packaged food a lot easier. While many emerging countries don’t even have food allergies on their radar.
Have an emergency kit ready with an Epinephrine auto-injector and other emergency medication.
Always carry at least two epinephrine auto-injectors you never know how severe a reaction will be.
An Epipen® case, like those made by Rescue Shot Case are a great way to carry your epinephrine auto-injector with you at all times.
Always check the dates on the medication before you travel, it may be a good time to update your medications. Remember, you’re going on vacation and you don’t want the hassle of finding out your medications are expired on the trip.
Discuss with your physician before you leave if there are any other cares or concerns you should have while travelling.
If you are travelling abroad to a foreign location have an allergy card printed out in the local language.
There are numerous allergy websites that are great resources for travelling with food allergies. At those websites you can find tons of information on food allergy policies on airlines, hotels that are “allergy friendly”, allergy language cards, and great travel products like Epipen® cases.
Even if you’ve stayed previously with a hotel, or flown with an airline, it is a good idea to reach out to them before booking to ensure that their policies haven’t changed.
Using an Epipen® case like Rescue Shot Case is great because it keeps your emergency epinephrine close at hand and it is also visible, allowing people travelling with you to know where it is at all times. Or if travelling alone, first responders can find your epinephrine auto-injector and administer the medication
quickly in the event of an emergency. Rescue Shot Case also has a clear pocket with room to store emergency information as well as an allergy travel card. The stretch pocket allows you to carry one or two auto-injectors as well, to ensure you have the medication with you when travelling in the event of a severe reaction. It can be clipped onto a briefcase or bag with a separate carabiner or clipped directly to your belt. The Rescue Shot Case is a great Epipen case for travel.
Bon Voyage and Safe Travels!