Rise in Grass Pollen Recorded for Round Rock, Texas. Should you be concerned?
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Grass pollen levels are going high and if your allergies are word during the spring and summer time, you may have grass pollen allergy.
How do I know if I have Grass Allergy?
Just like other plants, grasses would release the microscopic pollen grains to fertilize others of its kind. These pollens would trigger allergic reactions for people with grass allergies.
Here are some symptoms of grass allergies:
- Runny nose
- Itchy nose, eyes, ears and mouth
- Stuffy nose (nasal congestion)
- Red and watery eyes
- Swelling around the eyes
Depending on how sensitive one is to the grass pollen, even the small amount of an invisible grass pollen in the air would trigger the allergic reaction.
Could all type grasses cause allergy symptoms?
Not all type of grasses cause allergy symptoms but a person may be allergic to more than one type of grass from the below listed types.
Depending on your geographic location one or more from the below listed most common types of grasses may be responsible for your allergic symptoms:
- Sweet Vernal
The grass pollinates during the late spring or early summer, in the northern region of the United States while the southern region experiences the grass pollination throughout many seasons.
If you are allergic to the grass pollens, here are some tips to help you prevent allergic reactions to grass:
- Keep an eye on daily local forecast and pollen count. Avoid outdoor activities when pollen is high. When there is a high grass pollen alert, stay indoors and plan your activities accordingly.
- Short lawn is less likely to release pollen. Ask someone to help you mow the lawn and keep the windows closed before mowing.
- It is recommended to keep your care and home windows closed during pollen season.
- Don't take pollens with you in the bed. Take shower and shampoo your hair daily before bed to remove pollen.
- Wash your beddings in hot, soapy water once a week.
- Keep your eyes and hair covered with sunglasses and a hat respectively, to keep pollen away.
- Change and wash clothes after outdoor activities. Wear long pants and full sleeve shirt to avoid/minimize the grass contact.
- Drying clothes on outdoor line should be avoided. Use the clothes dryer instead during the high pollen days.
- Pets - keep them off your bed and out of your bedroom. Wipe of your pets with a towel before letting them in your home.
- Keep your shoes off the home floor. Vacuum your floors at least once a week.
Dr. Gaglani suggest patients to explore immunotherapy options through shots or allergy tablets at Allergy and Asthma Clinic, before the symptoms becomes severe.
Allergies & Asthma Clinic in Austin and Round Rock, provides the latest, proven and most up-to-date diagnostic treatment options in allergy and asthma care. The Clinic offers allergy testing, allergy shots, allergy drops and has treated thousands of patients, both adults and children, with various conditions of allergies and asthma.
Patients may call at (512) 804 0000 or (512) 804 0999 to request an appointment at Austin or Round Rock clinic respectively or by filling up the Consultation form.
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