Coping With Grass Allergy
It is one of life’s queer misfortunes that when everyone else is running about to smell fresh cut grass, you go down with an allergy and avoid it at all cost. And when the season for pollination begins during the summer, it starts to dampen your condition as well because you are allergic to pollen.
Grass is one of the most common causes of allergy. Plants release tiny pollen grains to fertilize other plants, and for people with grass allergy, pollens trigger an allergic reaction. Symptoms vary from runny nose, congestion, and watery eyes. Those who are severely allergic may get hives or in severe cases, anaphylaxis if grass proteins get into the blood through an opening or a cut on the skin. Very rarely, some people's skin experience a reaction when it comes into contact with grass.
If you have an allergy to grass pollen, here are some things you can do:
- Stay indoors. Once a year during pollination the pollens from grass are just about everywhere
- Monitor pollen and mold counts thru local weather reports
- Keep windows shut at home and in your car as much as possible
- Take a shower and change your clothes after an outdoor activity
If you can’t avoid going outdoors, wear a dust mask to prevent inhaling dust or pollen. There are masks rated by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health that are recommended, especially for people with severe allergic reaction. But there are also masks that can be used to protect you every day, such as a hypoallergenic face mask made from organic cotton. Cottonique makes face masks that are 100% hypoallergenic and chemical-free.
In case you can’t avoid grass or pollen altogether, you know your treatment options. Antihistamines are drugs that help relieve allergy symptoms by blocking the chemical histamine, which your body produces when you have an allergic reaction. There are also nasal steroid sprays that relieve inflammation and congestion that are available by prescription and over-the-counter products in any drug stores. However, you should always consult your doctor first before taking any medicine for your symptoms.
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