baseball in grass

From your young slugger to a star pitcher, spring allergies affect millions of Americans each year, with sneezing, congestion and other symptoms on deck. Here are some surprising triggers and tips for winning the game while keeping allergies on the bench.

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On windy days, pollen counts can surge and trees surrounding the field can unleash their fury.

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Mold from dirt on the baseball diamond can grow quickly in areas of high heat and humidity.

People may not usually think of grass when they think of pollen but these types can be a curve ball:

timothy grass

TIMOTHY GRASS

is found especially in the North East and Midwest and grows in early summer.

bermuda grass

BERMUDA GRASS

is found especially in the South. It is drought-resistant and often used for turf.

kentucky blue grass

KENTUCKY BLUEGRASS

is found especially in the Northern States. It's often called "Meadow Grass."

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Though a freshly mowed lawn may look baseball-ready, doing so stirs up pollen and molds even more.

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Don't forget about gear: If you're using a glove, cleats or clothing that's been stored all year, they may be covered in dust.

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SOURCES 
aafa.org/page/pollen-allergy.aspx 
aafa.org/news/what-you-don’t-know-about-spring-aller- 
gies-can-cause-you-misery 
aafa.org/news/facts-statistics/allergies

baseball in grass

From your young slugger to a star pitcher, spring allergies affect millions of Americans each year, with sneezing, congestion and other symptoms on deck. Here are some surprising triggers and tips for winning the game while keeping allergies on the bench.

.

leaves blowing in wind icon

On windy days, pollen counts can surge and trees surrounding the field can unleash their fury.

microscope icon

Mold from dirt on the baseball diamond can grow quickly in areas of high heat and humidity.

People may not usually think of grass when they think of pollen but these types can be a curve ball:

timothy grass

TIMOTHY GRASS

is found especially in the North East and Midwest and grows in early summer.

bermuda grass

BERMUDA GRASS

is found especially in the South. It is drought-resistant and often used for turf.

kentucky blue grass

KENTUCKY BLUEGRASS

is found especially in the Northern States. It's often called "Meadow Grass."

baseball icon

Though a freshly mowed lawn may look baseball-ready, doing so stirs up pollen and molds even more.

baseball icon

Don't forget about gear: If you're using a glove, cleats or clothing that's been stored all year, they may be covered in dust.

shower icon
car window icon
smartphone icon
flonase sensimist bottle icon

SOURCES 
aafa.org/page/pollen-allergy.aspx 
aafa.org/news/what-you-don’t-know-about-spring-aller- 
gies-can-cause-you-misery 
aafa.org/news/facts-statistics/allergies