Lilongwe - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Bring your meds. Pack your consumables for specialty items as you will not find them here. Food allergies aren't as big a deal here as the U.S. as majority of the food prepared is made fresh without additives you find in the U.S. - Jul 2020

Bring an Epi-Pen if needed. - Sep 2018

I would recommend bringing your allergy meds with you although I think you can purchase some at local pharmacies. There are beautiful yellow trees that seem to make everyones allergies go nuts.

Peanuts are a common part of the diet here. There have been expat kids at the schools who have peanut allergies and been fine. - Oct 2016

There always seems to be something beautiful in bloom which might bother some with allergies. Food allergies might be tricky to deal with, although there are kids in the community with peanut allergies who are fine and then each oil is accommodating. - Aug 2015

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