A perennial grass and the culprit behind many of the most severe grass allergies. Bermuda grass is found in over 100 countries around the world and grows in warm seasons. It is used on lawns, parks, sports fields, golf courses, as forage grass, and for soil protection.
A runny nose, stuffiness, and sneezing are very common
Itchy, watery, or red eyes are very common
Coughing, wheezing, chest congestion, chest tightness and shortness of breath
Seasons and Regions
Where is Bermuda grass found?
It’s believed that Bermuda grass originated in Africa. Currently, it is found in tropical and subtropical areas all over the world including Asia, Europe, the Caribbean, Pacific Ocean islands, Australasia, Antarctica, and North, Central, and South America. Within the United States, it is found in the Southeast, South Central, Northeast, Midwest, and Southwest.
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