Kentucky is in full bloom now that spring has arrived! Unfortunately, that means your immune system is likely overreacting and causing frustrating allergy symptoms. If Kentucky Bluegrass is the culprit behind your allergy symptoms, Dr. Brauer can expertly confirm the diagnosis and create a personalized treatment plan for you! Allow us to highlight the symptoms, testing, and treatment options for a Kentucky Bluegrass allergy.

What are the symptoms of a Kentucky Bluegrass allergy?

Pollen released from Kentucky Bluegrass can cause irritating allergy symptoms that make everyday activities unbearable! Call us right away if you’re dealing with any of the following:

  • Asthma flare-ups
  • Congestion
  • Coughing
  • Itchy & watery eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Scratchy throat
  • Sneezing

What does testing entail for a Kentucky Bluegrass allergy?

Our team can determine if your allergy symptoms are linked to Kentucky Bluegrass by performing an allergy skin test. We will lightly scratch the surface of your skin and gently place the suspected allergens in the same spot. If you are allergic, your skin will produce a rash, redness, or become itchy. This is a fast test, and Dr. Brauer can read the results the same day and discuss treatment options with you.

How does the treatment work for a Kentucky Bluegrass allergy?

Avoiding Kentucky Bluegrass is nearly impossible, as it’s found throughout the entire United States. Plus, you don’t want to stay cooped indoors in beautiful spring and summer weather! Dr. Brauer can discuss treatment options with you after your allergy test confirms the culprit behind your symptoms.

Medication may be the best option for you. And there are several medications to choose from – antihistamines, prescription allergy medicine, eye drops, nasal sprays, and others. Or, if you’d like long-term relief from your Kentucky Bluegrass allergy, immunotherapy can accomplish this goal! Immunotherapy teaches your immune system to STOP overreacting to the pollen that’s released from Kentucky Bluegrass. Immunotherapy requires a time commitment, but well worth the consistent dedication.

Do you need relief from your Kentucky Bluegrass allergy? Make an appointment today: 270-228-2811