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

Bring a nasal spray or neti pot to keep sinuses clean. Food allergies are not really an issue. You can get gluten-free products here, or order them online. - Mar 2019


Peanuts are everywhere. The air quality will impact anyone with environmental allergies. - Feb 2019


While there are plenty of folks here with allergies, I would think twice if I had a serious peanut, sesame, or egg allergy. Restaurants and locals aren't tuned into allergy problems and likely won't know or won't care about hidden allergens in the food. - Jan 2019


A staple food of Uganda is the ground nut, which is similar to the peanut. One should be aware that this product is used extensively in local foods. - Dec 2018


I would not trust eating out if you have serious or life-threatening allergies. - Oct 2018


You can basically never eat out because places aren't accommodating of that kind of issue. - Sep 2018


Usual precautions. We get two times a year where pollen is intense. - Aug 2018


Some who are sensitive to certain pollen, yes, but nothing that's really specific to this country. - Jun 2018


Lots of dust and there are ground peanuts in a lot of Ugandan food (relatively easy to avoid once you know). - Jun 2018


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