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What kinds of grasses cause pollen allergies?

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The kinds of grasses that often trigger allergies include:

You may be allergic to only one type of grass or to many.

  • Bermuda
  • Johnson
  • Kentucky
  • Orchard
  • Redtop
  • Rye
  • Sweet vernal
  • Timothy

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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When do grass pollen allergies strike?

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