4 Tips For Traveling With Asthma

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If you have asthma, many things in life can become a bit more complicated, but it doesn't have to be. If you simply follow a few tips, experiencing life in as much of a normal way as possible is entirely plausible. This is even true when it comes to traveling. Here are four tips to consider:

  1. Take Your Daily Control Medication: Before leaving, be sure that you refill on your daily control medication prescribed by your doctor. Once you do this, be sure that you do not miss any days taking the medication, which is pretty typical in day-to-day life, but should absolutely not be done while traveling. This way, you are less likely to have problems while trying to shuffle through the airport and sit comfortably on a plane for hours at a time. 
  2. Be Sure You Can Take Medications: Be sure that you check ahead of time to ensure that your medications are able to board the plane with you if you need them. In some cases, you may need to pack them in a specific way so that they are meeting guidelines and are not confiscated from you. 
  3. Ask for Accommodations: When it comes to booking a hotel, you should consider asking if they have special accommodations for you as someone who suffers from asthma. Most likely, you are going to want to be put in a non-smoking room. There may also be other accommodations, as well, such as a room that is not located near an area where a lot of dust or pollen accumulates, which is common if you are staying in a hotel located in an outdoorsy setting. 
  4. ​Get Your Flu Shot: Getting sick is extremely common while traveling because of the stress and lack of sleep it puts on the body. For this reason, it's important to consider getting your flu shot ahead of time so that you are less likely to become ill. You should also be sure that you are washing your hands and face more frequently when traveling. Getting sick while traveling is already bad enough, but especially when it can make your asthma symptoms worse. 

When you know these four tips for traveling with asthma, you can make the situation much less complicated and more under your own control. This way, all vacations you take are enjoyable and don't come with the stress of you feeling like it's something you can't participate in.