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When do grass pollen allergies strike?

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Grasses tend to start growing in the early spring. In the late spring and early summer, they release pollen into the air. The wind can carry it for miles.

Grass pollen is microscopic. You may not see it in the air. But if you're allergic, your body may react even to small amounts.

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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