Panama City - Post Report Question and Answers

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

That they may need to take care of them here as well. - Dec 2021

There is no FDA here, so cross contamination is a real problem. Some of the schools do not seem to be concerned about peanut allergies, etc, so the parents and children must be extra careful. Panama City is still very close to the jungle and the embassy is across the street from preserved jungle park land. Sloths and monkeys are common in the area. Something exotic is always blooming so meds are a must if you have allergies. - Sep 2018

Food allergies--you can find whatever you need at the grocery store. Environmental allergies for me are somewhat bad. Antihistamines are very expensive here, so stock up before you arrive or have your family and friends restock your supply when they come visit. - Mar 2017

I heard for nut allergies you can't buy shots to carry with you, I think you need to go to the hospital to get the shots when needed. - Jun 2015

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