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Traveling With All Kinds of Allergies Abroad

Traveling to a different country can be hard enough, but having food allergies can make the experience especially daunting.

If you’re traveling in a foreign country where English is not the first language, and you have food allergies, it can be a difficult situation.

Here’s what you can do to avoid a medical emergency.

At, you can order allergy and emergency cards in several languages, and you can even add pictures to help you further communicate., based in the United Kingdom, offers special cards for those who must follow a gluten-free diet and authenticates the need as a medical one, so the restaurant staff is especially careful.

Lastly, in case an emergency should occur, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America recommends contacting the International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers, where you can receive a directory of English-speaking physicians throughout the world.

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