Should I be worried about airborne allergic reactions?

Posted on: Thu, 01/02/2020 - 11:08am
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Anonymous (not verified)

Hi everyone, I have never had an airborne allergic reaction but it's still a worry of mine especially with my upcoming travel. I have read a lot about reactions and my allergist told me there's little to no chance that I would have an airborne reaction. From what I read, it seems that some experts say there's nothing to worry about and others say that there is. I would appreciate any thoughts on this. Have any of you ever experienced an airborne reaction? Is this something that I should worry about? Thank you.

Posted on: Tue, 01/14/2020 - 1:03pm
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Joined: 10/07/2019 - 19:07

Hi Absfabs, I have heard both sides from medical professionals and read online as well that some believe that there is no worry of airborne reactions and others who warn that there could be. I am one who airs on the side of caution regardless. Unless there is a clear cut stance, I will always take precaution especially when I am traveling. I have gone as so far as to wear a mask on a flight, especially a longer flight. I always let the person sitting next to me, if I'm traveling alone, know where my epipen is located should I have a reaction. I would err on the side of caution when it comes to potential airborne allergies, especially when flying.


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