Grass pollen is a major seasonal allergy trigger, which can make it hard to enjoy parks and even your own lawn. This year, you may be able to minimize the effects of grass pollen by following these seasonal allergy tips.
Seasonal allergies can make lawn mowing and breezy weather miserable. There are hundreds of different types of grass, and while only a few species trigger allergies, these allergenic grasses are not uncommon.
There are some basic things that you can do to help manage outdoor allergies, like being mindful of when there is a high pollen count, so that you can stay indoors and avoid some allergy symptoms. Over-the-counter medications can also provide you with relief. For example, Benadryl® Allergy products temporarily relieve the symptoms (sneezing, runny nose, itchy, watery eyes, itchy nose or throat) of upper respiratory allergies, such as hay fever. This may help you get back to maintaining your lawn or spending time in grassy parks.
During the grass pollination season, there are some additional lifestyle changes you can make that may minimize your exposure to grass allergens (including modifications to your lawn design). Watch this video to learn more.