For most of us, being out and about on a beautiful spring day or in the summer is exactly that; a beautiful experience. But what if it wasn’t as beautiful and just breathing in the air is enough a trigger for a runny nose and itchy eyes? What if it got so bad that it causes havoc to your skin by triggering an itchy rash that just won’t go away?
For persons who experience hay-fever, spring can be an especially difficult time. These symptoms, alongside other more severe symptoms such as hives and even anaphylactic shock may become something to deal with, all of which takes a real toll on the health. But thanks to advances in product development, those susceptible to hay fever can now experience some relief with artificial grass.
Hay Fever and Natural Grass
Allergic rhinitis, commonly referred to as hay fever is a nasal allergy triggered by allergens such as pollen from grasses among other allergens. Up to 90% of the population that experience hay fever are actually allergic to grass pollen. Inhaling air with the grass pollen and coming into direct physical contact with the grass trigger the symptoms. Rashes following direct exposure to grass usually manifests in hives and welts. These hay fever attacks become frequent when its pollen season during spring and summer.
Natural grass produces pollen and, in this case, the most effective solution is always to ensure that the grass is kept mowed down. A very expensive affair, this one.
A more cost-effective and long-term solution as suggested by the experts and backed by health practitioners is installing artificial turf. For more information regarding benefits of artificial grass, please see our friends Perth Artificial Grass in Canning Vale.
Hay Fever and Artificial Grass
There are medications to ease the symptoms of hay fever, but science is yet to gift us with a cure for the same. As it stands, the best solution is to make a deliberate and conscious effort to avoid contact with the pollen. And because you simply cannot stay locked up indoors all day, and especially when the pollen count is too high, installing artificial grass is one of the simplest and most effective ways to ease your allergy symptoms.
Unlike natural turf, synthetic grass does not produce any pollen. This means a great relief all year round for those allergic to the pollen. What about the grass pollen from your neighbors’ lawns? Well artificial grass does not trap these loose pollen nearly as much as natural grass. A good brushing and a wash down on a regular basis helps to get rid of any pollen that may have found its way onto the artificial turf.
Having a synthetic lawn and artificial grass in indoor applications will definitely not cure hay fever. What it will do, and do well, is ensure that you are comfortable whenever you are home and don’t have to deal with the uncomfortable symptoms. Artificial grass looks just a s great as the real thing, without the intensive and costly maintenance and definitely without the aggravating grass pollen.