Bahia Grass Allergy Test

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    Above 10 years

    Bahia grass (scientific name: Paspalum notatum) is a prominent aeroallergen. It can potentially cause asthma, allergic conjunctivitis and allergic rhinitis. Studies have shown a link between Bahia grass and childhood asthma. Therefore, getting a Bahia grass allergy test for everyone, especially children with asthma, is vital.

    There are various symptoms of Bahia grass allergy that an individual may experience. They may include some of the ones listed below:

    • Runny nose
    • Coughing
    • Congestion
    • Sneezing
    • Scratchy throat
    • Itchy eyes
    • Swollen face and eyes
    • Watery eye

    One may also experience highly aggravated symptoms if they have asthma or other underlying respiratory problems. Further, if an individual is already allergic to other grasses or pollen, there are chances that they may have an allergic reaction to Bahia grass.

    The allergy season for Bahia grass is quite protracted, making it especially difficult for those with a Bahia grass allergy. The season generally begins in May and might go until October if circumstances are suitable.

    Moreover, the season typically peaks in June or July, although owing to its growing regions’ warm and damp conditions. Pollen counts can be high at any time during the allergy season. Thus, everybody with a Bahia grass allergy should make specific lifestyle changes.

    Limiting overall exposure to the allergens that trigger Bahia grass allergy is the only way to help reduce the severity of allergy symptoms. Since pollen is always in the air, this can be rather difficult to follow through.

    Nonetheless, some of these approaches may be beneficial in providing you with some relief from your Bahia grass allergy:

    • Reduce your exposure.
    • Take note of the pollen count.
    • Use medication.
    • Avoid bringing in things that have been outside.
    • Mow the lawn regularly.
    • Clean the home often.
    • Do laundry regularly.
    • Wipe off pets.
    • Avoid peaches, fresh celery, melons, oranges, and tomatoes.

    Nevertheless, sometimes even lifestyle changes can be ineffective and continue to produce allergic reactions to Bahia grass.

    In such a case, your healthcare will likely offer you one of the many different medications available after taking the Bahia grass allergy test. Apollo 24|7 offers the Bahia grass allergy test on their website, where you can conveniently receive results and start your treatment at the earliest.

    OTC allergy medicines are readily available and effective at offering short-term relief for most Bahia grass allergy symptoms. These include:

    • Antihistamines suppress the histamine reaction. This will temporarily alleviate the typical allergy symptoms.
    • Nasal sprays help to relieve nasal congestion and irritation.
    • Eye drops flush pollen from your eyes, providing relief against itchy and watery eyes.

    Alternatively, healthcare experts may prescribe medication in case the allergic reactions to Bahia grass persist.

    faqFrequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Frequently asked questions

    The symptoms of an allergic reaction to Bahia grass include sneezing, congestion, a scratchy throat, swollen face and eyes, runny nose, itching, etc. In severe cases, one may go into an anaphylactic shock and require immediate medical attention.
    The Bahia grass allergy test is useful for the following reasons. Determine the allergen responsible for the allergic response or anaphylactic reaction. Verify sensitisation before starting immunotherapy. Analyse the specificity of allergic responses to insect venom allergens, medicines, or chemical allergens.
    An allergic reaction to Bahia grass does not necessarily imply allergies to other grass species. However, there may be some cross-reactivity with the different forms of grass. So you might be sensitive to more than one type of grass.
    If you have grass allergies, such as a Bahia grass allergy, specific fruits and vegetables with proteins similar to pollen are more likely to trigger your symptoms. Peaches, fresh celery, melons, oranges, and tomatoes may cause a tingling sensation on your tongue.
    Bahia grass is a perennial plant with rhizomes that make manual removal difficult. It is rather difficult to limit exposure to it. Nevertheless, according to the package directions the best approach to eliminating Bahia grass is to use a post-emergent herbicide. It will kill the grass and prevent exposure up to a large extent.
    Antihistamines, corticosteroid nasal sprays or decongestants can helpt treat an acute allergic reaction to Bahia grass. Individuals can also opt for immunotherapy for long-term treatment.

    Why should Apollo be your preferred healthcare partner?

    • 40 Years of legacy and credibility in the healthcare industry.
    • NABL certified multi-channel digital healthcare platform.
    • Affordable diagnostic solutions with timely and accurate test results.
    • Up to 60% discount on Doorstep Diagnostic Tests, Home Sample Collection.
    • An inventory of over 100+ laboratories, spread across the country, operating out of 120+ cities with 1200+ collection centers, serving over 1800+ pin codes.

    The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results