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If I want to eat fresh food, is it ok to grow my own in my yard? Havent treated the grass with chemicals for 6 yr.
Yes: That's the best thing. You know exactly whats going into the soil and being added to the plants. And you get truly fresh produce. It will also be the best tasting produce you can find. But it does take time & daily commitment. ...Read more
No: Fertilization is done with nitrogen rich chemicals not strictly poisonous but obnoxious and potentially allergenic. Best not to play around until the fertilizer is absorbed by watering the lawn or until the next rainfall. ...Read more
Timing & testing: Grass pollen allergy (called grass pollinosis) has symptoms of itchy, runny nose, nasal congestion and sneezing, sometimes with eye symptoms during the usual grass pollen time which is early to mid-summer (longer in the south). To confirm grass allergy, a skin test or ige blood test can be performed. ...Read more
Probably not.: There is no scientific data that proves coin grass will reduce the size of gall stones. ...Read more
Grass allergy: An allergist can skin test you to find out. Find an allergist in your local area at aaaai.Org or acaai.Org. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on what's in the grass. If it's grass without debris, chemicals, trash, disease-causing agents, etc., then there shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more
Not exactly: Grass pollen allergy is quite common. While there is no "cure" for pollen allergies, allergy injections using grass pollen extract can decrease symptoms about 80+% in about 80% of people such that less medication is required. Other treatments than can lessen symptoms include antihistamines and topical nasal steroid sprays. Soon there will be a tablet for desensitization rather than injections. ...Read more
Herbals n gallstones: Many patients believe in (or are 'sold') the ill conceived notions that chinese herbs can cure everything from shingles to scoliosis. So if you think that some ground grass is going to dissolve a golf ball (and that already there in a 24 year old!, go ahead spend money to try it. But your gb is likely to be best treated when it is out on the surgical table. Do yourself a favor and save your money. ...Read more
Can you get balamuthia from cutting grass or being near someone blowing grass and dirt? Or is it from deep soil?
Yes,Iguess you: can but it is a very rare disease,, with only 70 cases reported in the literature in the US. It can be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more