Brasilia - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Some people have had allergies here, but I don't know much about it. - May 2017

Lots of soy options (milk, tofu), but almond milk is extremely expensive. Most restaurants will not have substitutions, so be prepared to cook. Really recommend you bring a 90 day supple of any special ingredients or dietary substitutions so you have time to find out what you can get here and what you need to order. If it is a liquid item that is NOT packaged in a can (liquids in cans can come DPO, with no liquid restriction), then buy in bulk and ship in HHE, as much as you can. These items are typically very expensive here. Almond milk, cashew milk will run you $10 USD per 32 oz. - Mar 2017

Bring your allergy meds and in the dry seasons, you may want humidifiers and eye drops. - May 2016

Bring your own allergy medicine. If you use pseudoephederine, bring it. You can't buy it online or here, so bring a year's supply. There are gluten-free foods available here. - Aug 2015

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