Traveling - Staying in hotel and motel rooms that might have dust mites and/or smoke residue
- Poor Air Quality
- Tobacco Smoke
- Smoke from Wood Burning Stoves
- Volatile Organic Compounds
- Dust Mites
- Pet dander
- Poorly Maintained Appliances
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Trigger Description and What you can do
Many people enjoy traveling, and there is no reason to stop due to respiratory conditions. There are some steps that you can take to make your trips more comfortable.
Hotel and motel rooms can have dust mites in the carpeting and mattresses or smoke residue in the linens or drapes.
What you can do:
When making lodging reservations, request allergy or smoke free rooms.
If those rooms are not available, request a sunny, dry room away from the pool or smoking areas.
You may want to take an allergen-proof pillow cover with you.
Pack all necessary medications prior to your trip.
A Travel Guide for People with Chronic Lung Disease, ALA of San Diego