Grass that causes allergies

Grass allergy is one type of allergy that is common to most people and happens only in certain seasons of the year at certain places. There a lot of things that may trigger it, primarily being exposed to pollen.
Grass allergies usually are at its peak during spring season and at the end of summer where pollen count that triggers the allergy is high. People who have this type of allergy should stay indoors most of the time during these said months to not trigger the allergy. People who suffer from this type of allergy also usually suffer from allergic rhinitis.

Cause of grass allergy:
Pollen is the most common allergen or substance that causes or triggers grass allergies. Pollens are small and sometime too small to be seen. This type of pollen is a regional as well as seasonal. The grass pollen level is affected by the temperature or time of day. People who suffer from grass allergies should stay indoors mostly in the morning where pollen count is high. While in the afternoon, pollen count usually is low. Common symptoms would be runny nose, itchy skin and eye irritation.

Most common grasses that causes allergies:
• Bermuda grass
• Orchard grass
• Kentucky bluegrass
• Sweet vernal grass
• Johnson grass
• Timothy grass

There are almost 1,200 types of grass, and the ones listed are the most common ones that triggers grass allergy.

Irish Moss - Grass That Doesn't cause Allergies
Irish Moss Grass Seed by Outsidepride (low allergies)
click to learn more

Preventive measures:
• If one has a grass lawn, have it mowed. If you don’t have anyone to do it for you, wear a mask while doing the task.
• Keep grasses short
• Choose a type of grass that doesn’t produce much pollen like bunch, Irish moss or Dichondra.
• Avoid going out at 5-10am where pollen is at its peak. Save activities in the afternoon or after a heavy rain where the pollen has been washed off already.
• Keep windows at home or in card closed to lower exposure from pollen.
• Dry your clothes using an automatic dryer rather than hanging them outside since pollen can be collected on clothes and carried indoors.

Always protect yourself if you are suffering from grass allergy. Take vitamins to boost your immune system and take some antihistamines with you if ever you are triggered by the allergy.

Comments are closed.