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Allergies and Asthma  Management on the  Canary Islands. 

Stay Safe and Healthy in Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, and Tenerife.

Discover how to manage allergies and asthma while enjoying the beauty of the Canary Islands. Whether you are a resident or a tourist, CANARYmedic offers expert advice and, in the future, direct initial medical advice via video consultation.

Tips to avoid allergic reactions: 


1. Identify and Avoid Triggers:

Understand your allergens and take steps to avoid them, such as staying indoors during high pollen times or avoiding certain foods.

2. Use Medications as Prescribed:

Follow your doctor’s instructions on using antihistamines, nasal sprays, or other allergy medications.

3. Maintain a Clean Environment:

Regularly clean your living space to reduce exposure to dust mites, pet dander, and mold. Use HEPA filters in air purifiers and vacuum cleaners.

4. Stay Hydrated:

Drink plenty of water to help your body cope with allergens and reduce symptoms.

5. Wear Protective Gear:

Consider wearing sunglasses and masks to reduce exposure to airborne allergens when outdoors.

6. Plan Outdoor Activities Wisely:

Engage in outdoor activities during times when pollen counts are lower, typically in the late afternoon or after rain.


Managing Asthma amidst the Calima: 


1. Monitor Air Quality:

Stay informed about the air quality, especially during the Calima, a Saharan dust storm that affects the Canary Islands. Use apps or websites that provide real-time air quality updates.

2. Use Preventative Inhalers:

Follow your asthma action plan and use inhalers as prescribed by your doctor to prevent asthma attacks. Keep a rescue inhaler with you at all times.

3. Stay Indoors During Calima:

Limit outdoor activities during high dust periods and use air purifiers indoors to reduce exposure to irritants. Seal windows and doors to prevent dust from entering your home.

4. Practice Breathing Exercises:

Incorporate breathing exercises to strengthen your lungs and improve your asthma control. Techniques like diaphragmatic breathing can help manage symptoms.

5. Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle:

Regular exercise, a balanced diet, and sufficient sleep can help improve overall respiratory health and reduce asthma symptoms.

6. Stay Hydrated:

Drinking enough water can help keep airways moist and reduce the likelihood of irritation from dry air.

Medical Support? 


If a medical issue arises despite all precautions, immediately consult a nearby doctor or the nearest hospital on your Canary Island . In the future, you will have the option to book a video consultation directly with a general practitioner on Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, and Tenerife via



Special Tips for each Island:



Beach Allergens: Be cautious of sand and seaweed, which can trigger allergies. Rinse off after beach visits. Wind and Dust: The island’s strong winds can stir up dust and pollen, so wearing protective masks can help.


Volcanic Dust: The volcanic landscape can produce fine dust particles. Use air purifiers indoors to maintain clean air. Pollen Seasons: Be aware of the high pollen seasons and plan outdoor activities accordingly.

Gran Canaria:

Diverse Microclimates: Different parts of the island have varying levels of allergens. Identify which areas are safer for you. Humidity Control: Use dehumidifiers in humid areas to prevent mold growth.

High Altitudes: Higher altitudes, like the Teide National Park, can have different allergen profiles. Monitor symptoms and adapt as needed. Calima Protection: During the Calima, stay indoors, use air purifiers, and avoid strenuous outdoor activities.

Hello visitors & holidaymakers.

At CANARYmedic, we will soon offer comprehensive telemedicine care across the Canary Islands, with a particular focus on Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, and Tenerife. Our aim is to provide first-class medical services via video consultation. These services will be available to both residents and tourists at a fixed price, even outside regular office hours. To achieve this, we are establishing a network of independent, local, and certified doctors who will provide medical services to patients in their preferred language.


Do you know an excellent doctor in the Canary Islands with whom we should collaborate? If so, we would appreciate it if you could share this website with the doctor. We will gladly reach out to them.

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