Bahia grass (pollen)

Bahia grass pollen allergy is a reaction to the pollen produced by Bahia grass, a type of grass commonly found in warmer climates and often used in lawns and pastures. When Bahia grass pollinates, typically in the late spring and summer, its pollen can trigger allergic reactions in sensitive individuals....

Bahia grass (pollen)

What are the symptoms of bahia grass pollen allergy?

  • Sneezing
  • Runny or congested nose
  • Itchy, watery eyes
  • Scratchy throat
  • Coughing
  • Asthma symptoms, such as wheezing or difficulty breathing, in asthmatics

What foods cross-react with bahia grass pollen allergy?

Cross-reactivity between Bahia grass pollen and certain foods is less common than with other types of pollen. However, individuals with severe grass pollen allergies may occasionally react to:

  • Tomatoes
  • Potatoes
  • Melons
  • Oranges

When should I consider getting a bahia grass pollen allergy test?

  • If you exhibit allergy symptoms during late spring or summer, coinciding with Bahia grass pollination.
  • If your symptoms worsen when exposed to lawns or fields with Bahia grass.
  • If standard over-the-counter allergy treatments do not effectively manage your symptoms.
  • If you have asthma and notice a seasonal pattern to your exacerbations.

How do I reduce my bahia grass pollen allergy symptoms?

  • Keep windows closed during high pollen seasons to prevent pollen from entering your home.
  • Use air purifiers with HEPA filters to reduce indoor pollen.
  • Shower and change clothing after outdoor activities to remove pollen.
  • Consider using antihistamines, nasal sprays, or eye drops for symptom relief.
  • Talk to an allergist about allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) for long-term symptom management.

Test(s) that measure/test for Bahia grass (pollen)

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