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

There are only the dry and rainy seasons here. It seems like we go through cycles of environmental allergies more often than in the US. Hopefully an allergy pill would help those who suffer a lot. Food allergies - I think if you specify when you're out, the server will be able to help you find something you can eat. - Jul 2019


Not sure, should be okay. I don't know people with seasonal allergies here. For food, you should be able to manage it without too much trouble. - Jul 2018


If you have a gluten or wheat allergy food will be a challenge as bread is everywhere! I think store labels are pretty clear on items but know the Spanish words for your allergens. If you live in "the Valley" (Cumbaya/Miravalle/Tumbaco) mold can be an issue as water leaks in the old homes are rarely fixed properly. - Sep 2016


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