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How do I know if I have an allergy to grass pollen?

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To find out if you are allergic to grass pollen, see an allergy specialist and get tested. That's the only way to know if you're allergic to grasses, or if something else causes your symptoms.

SOURCES:

American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: "Pollen Allergy."

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: "Allergy Friendly Gardening," "Outdoor Allergens: Tips to Remember,"

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Oral Allergy Syndrome."

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Pollen Allergy."

University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences: "Sneezeless Landscaping." 

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 28, 2018

SOURCES:

American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: "Pollen Allergy."

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: "Allergy Friendly Gardening," "Outdoor Allergens: Tips to Remember,"

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Oral Allergy Syndrome."

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Pollen Allergy."

University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences: "Sneezeless Landscaping." 

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 28, 2018

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