Learn About Grass Allergy

POISONOUS INGREDIENT

Although the grass itself may not be harmful, fertilizers, insecticides, and herbicides applied to the grass can be poisonous.

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BEFORE CALLING EMERGENCY

Get the following information:

  • Person's age, weight, and condition
  • Type of symptoms the person is having

If the grass was recently treated with a chemical of any sort such as fertilizer, insecticide, or herbicide, find out the product name and ingredients.

POISON CONTROL

This call is most often not needed unless the person is having a severe allergic reaction to the grass or is having trouble breathing. If the grass has recently been fertilized, sprayed with an insecticide or herbicide, or treated with a chemical in any way, contact poison control.

Your local poison control center can be reached directly by calling the national toll-free Poison Help hotline (1-800-222-1222) from anywhere in the United States. This national hotline will let you talk to experts in poisoning. They will give you further instructions.

This is a free and confidential service. All local poison control centers in the United States use this national number. You should call if you have any questions about poisoning or poison prevention. It does not need to be an emergency. You can call for any reason, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE EMERGENCY ROOM

An emergency room visit is not necessary most of the time, unless the person has an asthma attack or severe allergic reaction. If an emergency room visit is needed, the person may receive:

  • Breathing support
  • Medicines to treat symptoms
What is the definition of Grass Allergy?

Many people are allergic to pollens from grass and weeds. These allergies most often occur in the late spring and summer.

This article is for information only. DO NOT use it to treat or manage an actual poison exposure. If you or someone you are with has an exposure, call your local emergency number (such as 911), or your local poison control center can be reached directly by calling the national toll-free Poison Help hotline (1-800-222-1222) from anywhere in the United States.

What are the symptoms of Grass Allergy?

Symptoms may include:

  • Breathing difficulty
  • Headache
  • Itchy, watery eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Stuffy nose
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How do I perform a home exam for a Grass Allergy?

Call your health care provider if you have trouble breathing. If breathing becomes extremely difficult, seek immediate medical help.

What is the outlook (prognosis) for Grass Allergy?

Normally there are no major problems unless the person has asthma or a severe allergic reaction to the grass or chemical treatments. Recovery is likely. People with a severe grass allergy might need to be treated by a specialist.

Who are the top Grass Allergy Local Doctors?
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National Heart And Lung Institute, Royal Brompton Hospital 
London, ENG, GB 

Stephen Durham is in London, United Kingdom. Durham is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Grass Allergy. He is also highly rated in 10 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Grass Allergy, Allergic Rhinitis, Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis, and Allergic Conjunctivitis.

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Annals Of Allergy, Asthma And Immunology

Ontario, CA 

Anne Ellis is in Ontario, Canada. Ellis is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Grass Allergy. She is also highly rated in 10 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Grass Allergy, Allergic Rhinitis, Asthma, and Anaphylaxis.

 
 
 
 
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European Academy Of Allergy And Clinical Immunology

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Oliver Pfaar is in Switzerland. Pfaar is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Grass Allergy. He is also highly rated in 21 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Allergic Rhinitis, Grass Allergy, Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis, and Allergic Conjunctivitis.

What are the latest Grass Allergy Clinical Trials?
A Long-term, Prospective, Open, Multi-centre, Non-interventional Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness After Treatment With TA Bäume Top (Trees) and TA Gräser Top (Grass) Following a Perennial Posology in Children and Adults, as Well as Proofing the Non-inferiority of Children Compared to Adults
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Documentation of Efficacy of Intralymphatic Allergen Immunotherapy in a Phase III Randomized, Parallel Group Placebo Controlled Double Blind Multisite Field Trial
What are the Latest Advances for Grass Allergy?
Nutritional and Psychological Considerations for Dietary Therapy in Eosinophilic Esophagitis.
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Who are the sources who wrote this article ?

Published Date : September 28, 2019
Published By : Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Emeritus, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

What are the references for this article ?

Corren J, Baroody FM, Togias A. Allergic and nonallergic rhinitis. In: Burks AW, Holgate ST, O'Hehir RE, et al, eds. Middleton's Allergy: Principles and Practice. 9th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2020:chap 40.

Davies JM, Weber RW. Aerobiology of outdoor allergens. In: Burks AW, Holgate ST, O'Hehir RE, et al, eds. Middleton's Allergy: Principles and Practice. 9th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2020:chap 27.

Welker K, Thompson TM. Pesticides. In: Walls RM, Hockberger RS, Gausche-Hill M, eds. Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 9th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2018:chap 157.