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Traveling with Allergies

If you’re planning to travel to a new place, whether it be overseas or in the country in which you reside, it’s essential to prepare for possible allergic reactions. Even if you have never suffered from allergies, there is still a chance that it could occur.

If you have had a serious reaction before, this places you at risk of having another one. Although, you cannot predict when and where it could occur, having a plan and being prepared is vital.

To ensure your safety:

  • Keep epinephrine with you at all times
  • Wear a medical alert bracelet to let others know about your allergy
  • Become familiar with a local hospital just in case of an emergency
  • Find out if any doctors in the area specialize in Allergies (for additional prescriptions if required)
  • Have an Emergency Care Plan and make sure to bring it with you on your travels (if applicable)
  • If you suffer from a food allergy, plan ahead when dining out. Call the restaurant and speak to the manager regarding your food allergies
  • Travel with non-perishable food that is safe for you to eat in case there are no alternative options whilst traveling

Quick Facts from FoodAllergyCanada.ca

  • More than 2.6 million Canadians self-report having at least one food allergy
  • Almost 500,000 Canadian children under 18 years have food allergies
  • Peanut allergy in Canada affects about 2 in 100 children
  • 1-in-2 Canadians know someone with a serious food allergy

To learn more about Allergies, we recommend visiting the below source: https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/center1001

 
Our Allergy Disclaimer
We are an establishment that does have a variety of nuts, shellfish, seafood and other foods that someone may be allergic to, but will do our very hardest to clean all surfaces, tools and wash hands when preparing the food. Please ensure you have on you, whatever is needed if an allergic reaction occurs. We can not take full responsibility or guarantee fully that nothing will come in contact.