Written By

Cara Hunt

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As exciting as your holiday is going to be, it’s always best to have a checklist you run through to make sure your trip is also safe. Sadly, there are times where you don’t expect something to happen, and an allergic reaction can commonly be one of these surprises.

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When it comes to allergic reactions, there are multiple levels of severity, and as soon as you notice your body disagreeing with something it’s best to follow this guide:

Make your friends and family aware of your reaction, it might not seem like something for concern straight away, but if it becomes worst, they’ll already be aware of the issue and can let a medical professional know about it so that they can handle the reaction better.

After speaking to your friends and family, you should make your way to a medical centre and seek the advice of a professional. It might just require a trip to a pharmacy (if it’s not bothering you too much), but make sure it’s a professional outlet or go to a local hospital if you feel unsure. pharmacy is usually highlighted with a lit sign in other countries and are easy to spot

Allergic reactions can occur from a lot of different variables while abroad, and you should remember that your body is continuously changing. So if you feel unusual after a meal or unwell, make sure you make people aware so that they can keep an eye out on you.

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Steps to Counter Any Risks

Depending on your allergies and how severe they are, there are always ways to help avoid any issues from arising:

Awareness – Contacting your hotel and the airline you’re using and explaining any allergies you have will help them add precautions to your stay with them. The more they know, the more they can be prepared for anything that may happen.

Learn Important Phrases – if you know you’re highly allergic to something whether it’s a food, a material or animals, make sure you learn the phrase in the local language so people around you fully understand any causes for concern you may have.

Take the Advised Medicine with You Everywhere – Being on holiday isn’t the ideal place to have an allergic reaction, but if you know it’s something that could happen, having your medicine with at all times is vital. Heading to a medical centre knowing you done everything correctly will make you feel a lot better when compared to being rushed to a hospital in a panic.

Holiday Insurance – The majority of holiday insurance plans include a high level of cover for medical expenses. If you’re away on holiday and you have a reaction to something you’re not even aware of, you can trust the medical staff while you're away to help you recover, but having holiday insurance will cover what could be a massive bill to pay!

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