Q:

Why does grass make you itch?

A:

Quick Answer

Grass causes human skin to itch because it is stiff and has saw-like edges that cause small cuts, according to the University of California, Santa Barbara. Tiny hairs on the grass can also cause itching.

Know More
Why does grass make you itch?
Credit: Manuel Orero Galan Moment Getty Images

Full Answer

Some people have serious allergic reactions to certain grasses, according to the University of California Cooperative Extension. Additionally, grasses are home to a variety of mites and biting insects. The extension advises treating welts caused by bug bites with an over-the-counter lotion or a paste made from baking soda, which can neutralize acid from bites. WebMD notes that bug bites and allergic reactions should not be treated with alcohol or witch hazel, which can both further irritate skin.

Learn more about Allergies

Related Questions

  • Q:

    Can allergies make your body ache?

    A:

    According to WedMD, an allergic reaction can make an individual feel tired or ill, and severe allergic reactions can even leave a person incapacitated. Other severe symptoms of an allergic reaction include itching, hives, wheezing, tightness in the throat, and tingling in the hands and feet.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you know if you are allergic to gluten?

    A:

    Women's Health notes that some of the warning signs of a gluten allergy include persistent gastrointestinal symptoms, a family history of gluten allergies and a vitamin B12, folate or iron deficiency. Even if an individual is not allergic to gluten, there is a possibility that he has celiac disease.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are the symptoms of an allergy headache?

    A:

    Symptoms of allergy headaches include any headache accompanied by itching, sneezing and a runny nose, which is symptomatic of hay fever or seasonal allergies, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Often called a sinus headache, this type of headache is difficult to link to allergies, and when it occurs frequently, it is important for sufferers to visit an allergist to determine its source and minimize headaches.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What causes dark blood?

    A:

    Dark blood is deoxygenated blood, which means it arises because there is a lack of oxygen, according to the University of California, Santa Barbara. Blood is always red, but the shades vary according to the stages of the circulatory system.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore