Brussels - Post Report Question and Answers

What do people who suffer from environmental or food allergies need to know?

Spring time is an issue for some allergy sufferers. Gluten-free options are becoming more popular. - Feb 2023

Pollen maybe, but I'm not sure. - Jan 2022

Like I said, there seemed to be people who had new environmental allergies develop in Brussels. One of our cats actually developed some kind of seasonal allergy while there. Food allergies are manageable. Stores definitely have sections for gluten-free, nut-free items etc. Some restaurants I would be careful as they don't seem to fully grasp allergies, while others will advertise that they are allergy-friendly. - Oct 2021

Some people have more issues with allergies here than other places, but not all. - Sep 2020

People with seasonal allergies will suffer in the spring. Seems to be a lot of options for people who are gluten free. Groceries are well-labeled, so I think people with allergies do fine here. - Mar 2020

Bring you me allergy meds for springtime! - Feb 2019

We have neither, but I don't think environmental issues are bad enough to rate, and there are increasingly more and more gluten-free options available at supermarkets. - Feb 2019

Pollen in spring. - May 2018

It's damp here. Constantly. Allergies to mold and mildew could be an issue.

Food allergens are always called out on packaging and there aren't too many surprise ingredients at restaurants--one exception is that fried food is sometimes fried in tallow... but on the flipside, it's rarely fried in peanut oil. - Jan 2018

Make friends with your local pharmacist. Pharmacists here are generally solo business owners but are magical apothecaries and can heal almost anthing that ails you. - Feb 2017


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