Question by  Peter (31)

What should I know about traveling in Mexico with food allergies?


Answer by  emhaskey (685)

Sealed non-wheat, non-egg, or non-dairy foods can be packed in your checked luggage and brought into Mexico. Ask for "leche deslactosada" (soy milk) at restaurants and pharmacies. Memorize the phrase, "Tengo (tiene) una alergia de la tuerca (la lechería)" which means "I have (he/she has) a nut (dairy) allergy".


Answer by  shenanigans (27)

Always ask someone who can fluently speak english about whether a questionable dish contains the potential allergic ingredient. When in doubt go the safe route and pick the safe food option or prepackaged etc.


Answer by  Anton16 (31)

In Mexico most foods are extra spicy and they use "chile". It is important to make sure you are not allergic to spicy foods or tobasco sauce.


Answer by  Diddum (348)

You should bring with you the drugs you take in case of emergency, since it could be difficult to find it fast enough in Mexico. Then you can learn (or write down) the Spanish words which correspond to the foods you are allergic to, so that it will be easier to ask waiters or cooks about the dishes.


Answer by  G12345 (1808)

Since you may not be able to avoid your allergen, you need to carry an Epipen and anithistamines. Make sure you know how to use the Epipen and that it has not expired.

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