Allergens 101

Bermuda Grass

Cynodon Dactylon

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.

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

 

Northeast

Northwest

Midwest

Southeast

South Central

Southwest

Alaska

Hawaii

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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.

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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