Traveling With Allergies? There’s an App for That
Spring break season has officially begun. For many people, this is a time to travel and take a break from work, school, or both. Unfortunately for asthma- and allergy-sufferers, spring break isn’t exactly a break. In fact, traveling with allergies and asthma can prove to be hard work. Luckily, there are multiple mobile phone apps available to make traveling with allergies and asthma a little easier:
- Pollen.com: This comprehensive site dedicated to delivering vital pollen information to allergy- and asthma-sufferers offers two apps to help you plan up to four days in advance for potential allergy and asthma triggers. Pollen Mobile provides a 4-Day Pollen.com Forecast, a 30-Day Pollen.com History, and an Express Weather forecast for up to three days based on a city or zip code. This site also offers the Allergy Alert app for iPhone and iTouch users. This app provides index levels for allergy, asthma, cold and cough, and ultraviolet sensitivity for up to four days based on a city or zip code.
- Accuweather.com:This great source for weather forecasts and weather-related information offers a super handy app for iPhone. WeatherMD gives up-to-the-minute forecasts for weather conditions that might impact asthma, allergies, arthritis, migraines, sinus problems, and more.
- Weather.com:The go-to Web site for all things weather now offers a mobile version of their site. Weather Channel Mobile Web provides current and extended 10-day forecasts, weather trivia, severe weather updates, radar and satellite maps, and yes, a pollen counter.
While these apps can’t eliminate allergy and asthma symptoms, they can make traveling and even daily planning for allergy and asthma triggers a little easier.
If you know that your travels will take you somewhere that the weather may aggravate your allergy or asthma symptoms, check out some of our portable air purifiers like the Airfree Onix Air Purifier and the Germ Guardian Pluggable UV-C Air Sanitizer. Both of these units weigh less than 3.5 pounds and can fit neatly inside any suitcase for easy travel.