Allergens 101

Bahia Grass

Paraguay Paspalum

A subtropical grass species that exists in most of the tropical and warm-temperate regions of the world. Bahia Grass is used as a forage and turf grass, as a ground cover, and is also used to control soil erosion in Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia, and the Pacific.

Common symptoms

  • Hay fever

    A runny nose, stuffiness, and sneezing are very common

  • Eye allergies

    Itchy, watery, or red eyes are very common

  • Asthma

    Coughing, wheezing, chest congestion, chest tightness and shortness of breath

Seasons and Regions

 

Northwest

Midwest

Northeast

Southwest

South Central

Southeast

Alaska

Hawaii

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Where is Bahia grass found?

Bahia grass was originally found in Central and South America (Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina). It currently exists in most of the world, including the temperate and subtropical regions of North America, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Within the United States, it is found in the Southeast, South Central, and Southwest.

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Recommended solutions

Avoid the allergen as best as you can and reduce symptoms through over-the-counter medications. If you would like to prevent your allergies from progressing or are looking for long-term relief, talk to your doctor about allergy immunotherapy or find out if you are eligible for NectarRx Allergy Treatment.

  • Check pollen counts daily

  • Wear sunglasses and/or nasal filters

  • Opt for air conditioning

  • Avoid freshly cut grassy areas

  • Shower after exposure

  • Use Benadryl, Claritin, or Zyrtec as needed

  • Treat with allergen immunotherapy