I am sure that many of my neighbors spent today outside with their family and friends. I hope that those of you that suffer from allergies mad sure to bring your Claritin with you.
Outdoor allergens like seasonal pollens and molds can be difficult to manage because it seems like they're everywhere and you can't escape them. Many of them occur at the time you want to be able to enjoy the outdoors, too- like right now! Here's a closer look at a common culprit, grass pollen. Knowing what to look for can help you steer clear of these notorious allergy triggers:
Although more than 1,200 species of grasses are native to North America, only a few are known to cause allergic reactions. These include timothy grass, Kentucky bluegrass, Johnson grass, Bermuda grass, orchard grass and sweet vernal grass.
- Grasses generally release pollen from late spring until early summer.
- In the South, the season begins as early as February or March and continues through October.
- In the North, the grass pollen season begins in May and ends in August.
- In summer, be aware of sweet vernal and orchard grass, as well as timothy, bluegrass, fescue, redtop and perennial rye.
- In the southern U.S., Bermuda, Johnson and salt grasses have particularly long seasons.
I hope this information assists some of my neighbors in helping control allergies!
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