- When eating out make sure the person preparing the food knows about your allergies.
- Stick to plain, simple foods without sauces and dressings.
- If you are unsure about whether a food contains an ingredient you are allergic to, don’t risk it.
- Don’t assume safe foods sold in another country are free from your allergens.
- Whether you are purchasing food from a supermarket, a restaurant or elsewhere, check the ingredients.
- Take some safe, non-perishable snacks with you.
- If there is a ”may contain” label that mentions your allergen, find an alternative.
- Remember that alcohol can impair your judgement and can speed up an allergic reaction.
Make sure you have your medication with you AT ALL TIMES.
If you have been prescribed adrenaline auto-injectors, ALWAYS CARRY TWO.
When you have arrived at your destination there are various ways that you can carry your Adrenaline Auto-Injectors discreetly. However, make sure you let whoever you are travelling with know where they are and how to use them if a reaction occurs.
Make sure those you are travelling with are aware of the symptoms of anaphylaxis. Please see our Anaphylaxis factsheet for more information.
Store your adrenaline auto-injector correctly
- Do not leave adrenaline pens in direct sunlight. Excessive heat or light can cause the adrenaline to turn brown.
- Alternatively, do not subject your adrenaline auto-injectors to cold temperatures. For EpiPen devices, there is additional instruction to not refrigerate the device.
- Bags are available to maintain medication at the correct temperature. Please refer to the patient information leaflet accompanying your device.
Click here to download a printable copy of this information.
For more information or support please contact our helpline by calling 01252 542029 or emailing [email protected]
Please find more information on travelling on the Food Allergy Research and Education website by clicking here
For more information on allergy patient advocacy groups for a number of different countries, please click here