Travelling and getting to know new countries should be a fun and exciting activity. Unfortunately, many people will become sick when they visit a foreign country because they are exposed to certain foods, pollens, and other materials which bring on an allergic reaction.

Allergies are common and over the past 20 years have increased greatly in prevalence. Whilst there is no easy cure for an allergy, the best way to protect yourself is to get tested so that you know what foods or materials to avoid. By staying away from the materials that you are allergic to, you will be able to keep yourself safe, avoid the many unpleasant symptoms and effects of an allergy and enjoy your travels without the worry that you may become ill and need treatment in a foreign country.

With Better2Know, you can get tested for a wide variety of possible allergens (the materials that may bring on an allergic reaction). We have a number of screens or combinations of tests that are suitable for anyone planning to travel.

These screens include tests for a wide variety of materials that can cause an allergy. They include a range of foods which you might typically encounter in these regions, and also include tests for pollens, grasses, seeds and insects which might cause you to become ill.

Allergies can cause a range of symptoms from unpleasant to life-threatening. Typical symptoms of an allergic reaction include:

  • Rashes, hives, red and itchy skin
  • Runny nose, breathing difficulties
  • Swelling of the face, mouth, tongue, throat, eyes and airways
  • Gastric problems including bloating, diarrhoea and vomiting
  • Anaphylaxis and associated life-threatening conditions

If you are concerned that you might have an allergic reaction when you are travelling overseas, you should consider having an allergy test. In the case of allergies, prevention is the best cure and knowing what you are allergic to is the best way for you avoid being exposed.

Get tested now for your peace of mind and travelling comfort. Contact Better2Know now on the number above.