Grass allergies, also known as hay fever or allergic rhinitis, are common allergic reactions triggered by grass pollen. This condition affects millions worldwide, causing symptoms such as sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, itchy or watery eyes, and a scratchy throat.
There are different types of grass that can induce allergic reactions, including Timothy, Kentucky bluegrass, ryegrass, Bermuda grass, and orchard grass. The severity of these allergies can vary greatly among individuals, ranging from mild discomfort to significant disruption of daily activities.
Grass pollen is most prevalent in the air during late spring and early summer, which is often when symptoms are most severe. Management options typically include avoidance of grassy areas, especially during high pollen times, use of antihistamines, nasal sprays, and eye drops, and immunotherapy for long-term control.
It’s important to recognize symptoms and seek appropriate treatment to prevent exacerbation of the condition and improve quality of life.
If you suffer from grass allergies and need help managing symptoms and reactions, contact the ENT Centers of North Texas today and start imagining your life free from allergies!