Our Mini Family: 5 Travel Tips for Allergy Season


5 Travel Tips for Allergy Season

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Spring is in the air, and for many of us, that means allergies.

I've suffered from seasonal allergies my entire life. Growing up in Boston, when the snow had finally started to melt away and the weather would get a little bit warmer, the trees and flowers would emerge and like clockwork, my nose and eyes would betray me. I'd be left with a yearly routine of sneezing and itchy eyes. As a child growing up in the Northeast, my only major concerns were homework and marching band practice but as I grew older and wanted to see more and do more, my allergies became a true nuisance. When I moved from Massachusetts to Arizona, I learned that my allergies changed but I had the same dilemma I faced for many years--seasonal allergies. 

Adam and I make most of our travel plans in the spring, and since I am basically a veteran now when it comes to treating allergies at home, I've learned through trial and error what it takes to tend to allergies while traveling. Today, I'm sharing some of my go-to travel tips that help me feel my best while I'm going out of town and seeing new places, and how Xyzal® Allergy 24HR in 10 count helps me stay feeling my best while on the road!





5 Travel Tips for Allergy Season

1. Check the pollen count of where you're headed

If you're like me and suffer from pollen allergies, you are no stranger to the term "pollen count." Before you hit the road and begin your journey, no matter where you are traveling to, be sure to check your local weather report as well as the weather report for your final destination. Knowing you're more likely to experience allergy symptoms ahead of time can help you prepare for your travels, so you can get ahead of your allergies and they won't sneak up on you at an inconvenient time. 

2. Buy enough allergy medicine to last for the duration of your trip

Ensuring you have enough medicine that will last you the entire time you are away from home will improve your chance at having a more productive and enjoyable trip. If you're traveling alone for a week, you can opt to get Xyzal® Allergy 24HR in 10 count. Traveling with your spouse? Bring enough for the both of you in case the two of you start to show symptoms--I usually pack my Xyzal® Allergy 24HR 35 count for me and Adam. If your entire family is traveling, it might even be a good idea to stock up on a 55 or 80 count box of Xyzal® Allergy 24HR available at CVS.

3. Keep your allergy medicine nearby

Whatever you do, do not pack your allergy medicine deep inside your checked luggage. I prefer to carry my Xyzal® with me in my carry-on bag so it's always easily accessible. 

4. Set a reminder to continue taking your medicine

Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our travel and visiting a new place we fall out of our regular habits and daily routines. This is why it's key to set a reminder to remember to continue to take your allergy medicine (and any medicine for that matter) on schedule at the same time throughout your time away from home. You can set a reminder by using your cell phone "reminders" app, or by writing a note and placing it somewhere in your hotel room within sight. 

What I prefer to do is ask the front desk at the hotel to give me a "wake-up call" before bed, and I place all of my medications next to the phone in my hotel room so when I pick up the phone for my "wake up call," I remember to take my pills before I fall asleep.

5. Keep a travel-size tissue pack in every one of your bags

If you think for even a second that you have enough tissues with you, think again. I cannot count how many times I have been traveling with allergies and run into a dilemma that involved an unwelcome amount of sneezing, coughing, watery eyes, and a nose that runs like a faucet. Do yourself and those around you a favor and bring more than enough tissues with you--and pack at least one travel-size tissue pack in every single one of your bags, because chances are you are going to need them if you don't. 

I take Xyzal® once I start to show my allergy symptoms, and it only takes about an hour to kick in! Thankfully, it does help relieve my runny nose and sneezing, so once I can start to see the medicine working I won't need as many tissues (but it's always good to know I have them in my bag if I need them). 


When taking Xyzal® Allergy 24HR available over the counter at CVS, please ensure you read and follow the product labeling. 



Xyzal® Allergy 24HR has given me allergy relief that does not fade, and begins working about an hour after I take it. It helps with my allergy symptoms like: sneezing, runny nose, itchy watery eyes, and itchy throat. Xyzal® Allergy 24HR is available in 10 count, as well as 35, 55 and 80 counts. Be sure to swing by your local CVS before your next trip to grab everything you need!

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Disclaimer: I am not a physician and I am not providing any medical advice. Always consult your physician before starting a new medication--when taking Xyzal® Allergy 24HR available at CVS, please ensure you read and follow the product labeling. I hope you find these travel tips helpful!

29 comments :

  1. OMG I love this post! lol I have insanely bad allergies (I take multiple prescriptions per day for them year-round) and I always look into pollen levels and local allergens when we travel.

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  2. Great tips! We have a few trips planned over the next few months and these will come in handy. I do not want allergies putting a damper on my adventures! [client]

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  3. I'll have to give Xyzal a look! I have terrible allergies, and if I don't stay on top of them, they make me miserable.

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  4. I take allergy meds every day all year round. Spring is the worst season for me, but really any time the weather changes (which is all the time in Chicago) I'm in for a rough time.

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  5. Isn't allergy season the worst? MY whole family gets hit so hard and it always puts a damper on the whole season!

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  6. I am hearing a lot of great things about Zyzal! I need to grab some next time I am out shopping because I deal with seasonal allergies too!

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  7. I haven't heard of this brand before, I know Claritin answer Zyrtec. Don't do a thing for me. Maybe this will.

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  8. This is a great reminder! I am headed to Costa Rica in a few weeks and would never think to bring allergy meds, but DUH!

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  9. Allergy season is the worst! I love the spring weather but I can't really enjoy it because of allergy symptoms. I really need to try Xyzal.

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  10. These are great tips for travelling with allergies. I will have to check out the pollen counts before my next trip.

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  11. Those travel size tissue packets are so important. And I do probably need to do something to make me take a daily reminder to take the pills while out on a trip. It is so easy to forget about things.

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  12. These are all great tips for traveling during allergy season. It is so important to have your allergy meds near by and the Xyzal Allergy 24HR would be one of them for me. Checking the pollen count before heading to your destination is another great tip. Thanks for sharing the tips.

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  13. I've never heard of Xyzal before. I am a year-round allergy sufferer. I like to change my meds up so my body doesn't get used to them, so I will check this one out.

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  14. My husband has horrible seasonal allergies so I know what it is like to not have medicine on hand. Thank goodness for hotel gift shops that are stocked with allergy meds!

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  15. These are great tips! It's so important to always make sure you have enough allergy medication for your whole trip, in case you can't get it wherever you're going. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Trust me the pollen count is high here in Atlanta. I suffer every year but having some form of medication or holistic remedies help a lot.

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  17. My husband and don duffer from allergies. These are great tips for them when we travel.

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  18. Allergies are so annoying. I couldn't imagine having to sleep in the same room as someone who is struggling during Spring allergy season. Thankfully hotel gift shops sell allergy meds!

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  19. luckily I don't suffer from allergies, but my husband sometimes does. I'll have to snag this!

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  20. These are good tips! I would have never thought to check the pollen count. I have terrible seasonal allergies and should probably keep these tips in mind.

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  21. Allergy season kicks my butt bad right about now -- which is when most of my travel is happening. Thanks for telling me about this. I am going to have to check them out!

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  22. I have never thought of checking the pollen count of the area where we're headed. Thanks for the advice and the tips.

    -Lynndee

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  23. I know the allergy season is really getting to me now - everything is blooming, and so is my red nose. It is hard to find the best remedy for this. I have tried quite a few allergy meds. I will try this one out, I haven't heard of it before.

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  24. Great tips! The changing of the seasons and climate change when traveling can really hit my sinuses hard!

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  25. Oooo so many great tips here!! My allergies always start to act up when the seasons change. It definitely sucks!

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  26. Seeing my wife suffer through her seasonal allergies (along with food ones) makes me both grateful that I don't have to deal with them but always on the lookout for ways to alleviate her suffering.

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  27. It's so hard to enjoy a day when you have allergies... love this product to help combat those unpleasant feelings : ) thanks for the tips!

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  28. These are definitely some great tips for allergy season! We have allergies in our home. Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Thank you for sharing these fantastic tips! I've started suffering with hayfever this year and I've been worried about traveling due to it :)

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