A widely cultivated cool-season perennial grass. 75% of the US population is exposed to orchard grass, which is commonly used as forage and hay.
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 Orchard Grass found?
Orchard grass is native to western and central Europe and is grown all over North America.
Orchard grass is the most allergenic of the grasses.
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