Allergens 101

Meadow Grass

Poa pratensis

Commonly referred to as Kentucky bluegrass, meadow grass is the principal agricultural plant in north-central and northeastern America.

It is a perennial grass that grows in cold, humid temperate regions around the world.

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

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Alaska

Hawaii

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Where is Meadow Grass found?

Native to Eurasia, meadow grass is grown as a forage grass in the US and southern Canada. More specifically, it is found from Alaska to Nova Scotia, Europe, and the United States (except Arizona and much of Florida).

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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 a mask, sunglasses and/or nasal filters when outdoors

  • Opt for air conditioning during pollen season

  • Avoid freshly cut grassy areas

  • Shower after exposure

  • Use Benadryl, Claritin, or Zyrtec as needed

  • Treat with allergy immunotherapy