Severe Food Allergy and Overseas Travel

flyingTraveling to countries in Asia for people with severe food allergy can be a daunting challenge. The challenge is presented in the form of the lack of labeling, the use of shellfish stock, exotic soups, stir-fries, reduced awareness on food allergies, and geographic remoteness.

However, travel can still be possible. The individual should set out plans to reduce the occurrence and flare-up of the allergic reactions. The following will help you plan and successfully accomplish your itinerary.

  • Identify and list down the foods that are safe and allergen-free.
  • Carry food allergy cards in the relevant local languages
  • Carry EpiPen meds and guides for use of the medication.

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