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Our Travel Guide: The Essential Check List

The Check List Medications including asthma inhalers, antihistamines and Auto-injector Safe Food Note from your doctor saying that you require an Auto-injector if you’re flying or crossing the border

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Our Travel Guide: Accommodations

Hotels Ask for what you need. If you have a life-threatening allergy, tell the check-in clerk so he or she can put it on your file. Also double check that if you asked for a room with a kitchen, that’s what you’re getting. If you’re not sure where the closest medical facilities are, ask for […]

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Our Travel Guide: Travel by Air

Travel by Air Pack your medications. Always remember to bring your allergy and asthma medications with you – and if you’re flying, don’t pack them in your checked baggage. Keep them with you at all times. Pack food. If you’re not sure what foods will be available on the road or in the air, bring […]

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Travel Guide- Planning ahead

Our Travel Guide: Planning Ahead

Serious food allergies are challenging enough, but when you hit the road, they can get even trickier. One study showed that the majority of allergic travelers stick closer to home, and even avoid travel by air or boat because of their conditions. Still, food allergies shouldn’t stop travelers from getting out and exploring the world, […]

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The Scoop On: Why Soy’s in So Many Products

As any soy-allergic person will tell you, it seems as though the small vegetable is in just about everything – and they’re right. The tiny legumes – which are related to clover, peas and alfalfa – are incredibly versatile as a food, but they are also used in thousands of products such as soaps, cosmetics,plastics, […]

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Serious Fruit Allergy: Kiwi

Allergies to kiwi, also known as the Chinese gooseberry or macaque peach, are on the increase worldwide.

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The Allergens to Watch – Sesame to Lentils and More

From the Allergic Living archives; this popular article was first published in the magazine in 2010. Dr. Antony Ham Pong knew that sesame allergies were on the rise. It was the mid-1990s, and at the time, no other countries in the world had included the tiny seed on their lists of “priority allergens” – that […]

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When Allergies Make You: Afraid of Food

From the Allergic Living archives; this popular article was first published in the magazine in 2007. If a serious allergic reaction has left you too frightened to eat even ‘safe’ foods, there is help and you are not alone. IT WASN’T until Sandra Schwartz was on a camping trip in Northern Ontario in August 2005 […]

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Flying Allergic

Flying Allergic

Published in Allergic Living Winter 2009. It was a flight that Paige Humphreys and her family looked forward to every winter: from chilly Edmonton to Vancouver, Vancouver to sunny Maui. Along with the sunscreen and bathing suits, Humphreys, who has a severe allergy to tree nuts, diligently packed her own snacks as well as two Twinjects, and […]

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All About Eye Allergies

Pollen can set off weeping, blurred vision, itching and rubbing. How do you find relief? When Ken Hegan traveled to Vancouver a couple of years ago, the city was experiencing one of its warmest Februaries on record, and the trees began showering unwitting visitors with an early blast of pollen. “It felt like my eyes […]

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