travel with HAE
Tips for traveling with HAE
Whether you're taking a trip for work or fun, it's a good idea to be prepared for any curveballs hereditary angioedema (HAE) might throw. You just have to be prepared and plan ahead when you pack your carry-on.
If you're using medication to treat your HAE, make sure to pack enough for your whole trip.
Are you flying? Get in touch with the TSA for the most current rules on flying with medication. Consider bringing a doctor's note to help explain your condition if you're questioned by airport security.
In case of an emergency, locate the nearest hospitals and emergency rooms in the area, and keep your emergency contact info handy.
If you should happen to need medical attention while you're out of town, it's a good idea to bring information about HAE along with you in case you need to explain it to a doctor who is unfamiliar with the condition. It's also a good idea to keep your Medical I.D. and your insurance information handy.
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It took me longer to feel comfortable traveling, but I did eventually. Working with my doctor on my HAE management plan really helped.
Dariela, Living with HAE