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Wellness Warrior: How Travel Shows Help Me Cope With Chronic Illness

A month before I was supposed to leave for a summer study abroad program in London, my body had other plans. In the weeks leading up to my trip, I had an eczema flare, sprained a ligament in my knee, and developed a complicated urinary tract infection (UTI) that landed me on intravenous antibiotics because of an intolerance to most antibiotics.

A year prior I was diagnosed with mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS), a chronic illness that makes me react to certain foods, environmental factors, and stressors like I’m allergic to them. Hives, anaphylaxis, diarrhea, and cardiovascular and…

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