Do You Have a Grass Allergy?

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Some people are allergic to peanuts, shellfish, soy, or wheat, among other irritants. Did you know that a grass allergy is also real? If you have this allergy, how do you cope if you have a grassy lawn?

Symptoms of Grass Allergy

Of course, the only true way to determine if you have a grass allergy is to see an immunologist. However, a few symptoms may hint that you are allergic to grass. These includes the classic signs, such as runny nose, itchy/watery eyes, and sneezing. In more severe instances, your skin might also produce hives. These symptoms worsen when you are on your lawn.

Grass allergies may be a sign you have allergic rhinitis, better known as hay fever. A doctor may prescribe anti-allergy medicine, such as antihistamines and corticosteroids. For best results, begin taking them prior to the start of allergy season.

How to Minimize Grass Allergies

Avoiding grass is tricky especially when it’s right outside your home. However, you can minimize exposure by doing the following:

  • Keep the windows shut, especially during the spring
  • Wear sunglasses and a hat to keep allergens out of your eyes and hair
  • Avoid cutting the grass. Doing so sends the pollen into the air. Instead, employ a lawn care service to do the mowing.
  • On the subject of mowing, mow frequently to keep the grass short. Short grass is less likely to release airborne irritants.
  • Bathe and shampoo your hair if you spend time on your lawn. This prevents the transfer of allergens from your body to the bed.
  • Trees and shrubs may also cause allergies. Minimize allergic reactions by pruning branches.

We Minimize Grass Allergies

A well-kempt lawn is less likely to spread pollen and other allergens. Contact All Weather Landscaping to handle the day-to-day maintenance; this includes pressure washing and other property exterior care. Grass allergy does not have to inhibit your enjoyment of the outdoors.

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