Tips for Travelers with Food Allergies
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I went to Italy last year and I'm lactose intolerant and am allergic to mussels. I just made sure I had plenty of Lactaid and always asked for bottled water and I looked up the word "Mussel" in Italian so I could spot it on a menu. An epi-pen is a great idea, though.
I ALWAYS take an epi-pen (epinephrine) with me on trips. You never know if you accidentally digest something you're allergic to.
I also recommend going to selectwisely.com. They have laminated cards that contain messages in a wide variety of languages that you can present to restauranteurs and servers about your food allergy.
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