Allergens 101

Ryegrass

Lolium Perenne

An annual, perennial, or biennial grass that grows quickly and is severely allergenic. Ryegrass is quite nutritious, which is what makes it great as forage or pasture grass. It’s also found in pastures, river beds, roadsides, footpaths, and sand dunes.

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

 

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Northeast

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Alaska

Hawaii

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Where is Ryegrass found?

Ryegrass originated from Europe, but can be found on every continent with temperate climates, including the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia, North America, South Africa, and Australia.

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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