Travelling with Allergies – Allergy Relief Tips – Claratyne®

Travelling with Allergies

Whether you’re road tripping to Grandma’s house or going on that beach vacation, check out these simple tips to help you minimise allergyX allergy
An exaggerated response of the immune system to a substance that is ordinarily harmless.
triggers during your trip.

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Tips for Travelling with Allergies

Think About Your Destination

Being near a large body of water, such as the ocean, may help reduce your exposure to pollenX pollen
Microscopic grains discharged from the male parts of a plant when it flowers. These need to be carried to the female parts of the plant, in order to reproduce. Pollen grains are typically spread by birds, bees or wind. Pollen is the major cause of hayfever – particularly in hot, dry and windy…
, depending on the types of trees and grasses around. For beach vacations, pick a location that isn’t near grasses and trees that are heavy pollen producers.

Cruises can also be a good choice for people with seasonal allergiesX seasonal allergies
A chronic disease characterised by an overreaction of the immune system to certain allergens commonly found outside, such as tree, grass, or weed pollens, or mould spores. Also called hay fever, outdoor allergies.
. Although pollen particles can travel out to sea, they’re less likely to cause an allergic reaction the further you get from land, as coastal winds can disperse them quickly. Some cruise ships even have “allergyX allergy
An exaggerated response of the immune system to a substance that is ordinarily harmless.
-friendly” cabins.

Wherever your vacation takes you, be sure to check out the local pollen forecast. So you can be prepared.

Fly the Allergy-Friendly Skies

Pet dander, mouldX mould
Parasitic, microscopic fungi (like Alternaria) that float in the air like pollen. Mould spores are a common trigger for allergies and can be found in damp areas, such as the basement or bathroom, as well as outdoors in grass, leaf piles, hay, mulch or under mushrooms.
spores, dust mitesX dust mites
A common trigger for indoor allergies. They are microscopic mites that live in the fibres of pillows, mattresses, blankets and carpet. They live off of our dead skin cells. Inhalation of their droppings can cause allergic reactions such as runny nose, sneezing and nasal congestion.
and pollen can board your flight on people’s clothes, shoes, hair and luggage. To help reduce your exposure, wipe down your tray table, arm rests and window area with cleansing wipes and toss them in a sealable bag.

The low humidity levels in airplane cabins may cause dehydration, which may irritate your allergies.1 Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and pack your allergy treatment in case your symptoms act up in the air.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Chances are, pet allergens are racking up some frequent flier miles with you—whether there’s a pet in a carrier under the seat beside you or dander hitched a free ride on someone’s clothes or shoes. In fact, one study showed the most common cat allergenX allergen
A substance that your body perceives as foreign and harmful; initiates the allergic reaction. Common allergens include dust mites, pollens from grasses, weeds and tress, animal dander and mould spores.
was detected in 100 percent of sampled airplane seats tested on allergen domestic flights.2

Time Your Drive

Some research suggests that pollenX pollen
Microscopic grains discharged from the male parts of a plant when it flowers. These need to be carried to the female parts of the plant, in order to reproduce. Pollen grains are typically spread by birds, bees or wind. Pollen is the major cause of hayfever – particularly in hot, dry and windy…
particles and air pollution caused by exhaust emissions from vehicles can interact to make allergies worse. To help minimise your exposure, plan your drive early in the morning or late in the evening when traffic is typically lighter. And be sure to keep the A/C on and the windows closed, so hitchhiking pollen spores can’t blow inside.

Find more tips for reducing allergens in your car before you hit the road.

Make No Room at the Inn for Allergens

Call the front desk to check if your hotel has “allergyX allergy
An exaggerated response of the immune system to a substance that is ordinarily harmless.
-friendly” rooms before booking your trip. And be sure to use the air conditioner instead of opening hotel windows to help reduce your exposure to pollen. You can also pack a zippered, allergenX allergen
A substance that your body perceives as foreign and harmful; initiates the allergic reaction. Common allergens include dust mites, pollens from grasses, weeds and tress, animal dander and mould spores.
barrier pillow case to cover the hotel’s pillow and lessen your exposure to dust mitesX dust mites
A common trigger for indoor allergies. They are microscopic mites that live in the fibres of pillows, mattresses, blankets and carpet. They live off of our dead skin cells. Inhalation of their droppings can cause allergic reactions such as runny nose, sneezing and nasal congestion.
.

Keep Allergy Medication on Hand

It’s a good idea to keep Claratyne® in your purse or backpack, so you’re prepared wherever your travels take you.

REFERENCES

  1. Sánchez-Borges, Mario, et al. In-flight allergic emergencies. World AllergyX Allergy
    An exaggerated response of the immune system to a substance that is ordinarily harmless.
    Organization Journal 10.1 (2017): 1-5.
  2. Martin IR, Wickens K, Patchett K, et al. Cat allergenX allergen
    A substance that your body perceives as foreign and harmful; initiates the allergic reaction. Common allergens include dust mites, pollens from grasses, weeds and tress, animal dander and mould spores.
    levels in public places in New Zealand. N Z Med J. 1998;111(1074):356-358.

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