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What are the symptoms of Kafunsho?

What are the symptoms of Kafunsho?

Runny nose and itchy eyes are typical symptoms of kafunsho. Coughs and skin problems are also seen among some patients. The typical season for kafunsho is spring and fall, although it may be different depending on types of allergen, or the source of allergic reaction.

What is Kafunsho in Japan?

Hay fever in Japan (花粉症, kafunshō, “pollen illness”) is most commonly caused by pollen from Cryptomeria japonica (known as sugi in Japanese and often translated as “cedar” though it is not a member of the Cedrus genus) and Japanese cypress (known as hinoki), two native Japanese tree species.

How can we avoid Kafunsho?

Prevention. There’s no way to avoid getting hay fever. If you have hay fever, the best thing to do is to lessen your exposure to the allergens that cause your symptoms. Take allergy medications before you’re exposed to allergens, as directed by your doctor.

What is hay fever in Japan?

Many people in Japan today are suffering from pollinosis (hay fever). It is an allergic reaction to the pollen of certain plants and causes symptoms including sneezing, a runny nose, and itchy eyes. In Japan, as many as about 60 types of plants are known to cause pollen allergy.

How do you get rid of hay fever fast?


  1. put Vaseline around your nostrils to trap pollen.
  2. wear wraparound sunglasses to stop pollen getting into your eyes.
  3. shower and change your clothes after you have been outside to wash pollen off.
  4. stay indoors whenever possible.
  5. keep windows and doors shut as much as possible.
  6. vacuum regularly and dust with a damp cloth.

How do you survive hay fever?

The best approach to hay fever is to avoid the triggers – but pollen gets everywhere and it’s miserable to stay indoors when the sun’s shining. NHS Choices suggests you rub Vaseline just inside your nostrils to keep pollen out, and stay indoors with windows shut when the pollen count is above 50.

Can you have injections for hayfever?

Hay fever injection benefits ‘Hay fever sufferers generally only require one injection to reduce symptoms for the entire season,’ says Dr Rankin. ‘Compared to taking tablets every day, that’s very convenient.

What months are hay fever season?

Hay fever is usually worse between late March and September, especially when it’s warm, humid and windy. This is when the pollen count is at its highest.

How long is allergy season in Japan?

On January 22, 2020, the Japan Weather Association released info that the Japanese cedar and cypress pollen season in Tokyo will start in early February. This peak is longer than usual and will last from late February to late March. People with allergies have probably already noticed.

Is honey good for hay fever?

Many people swear that a teaspoon of local honey each day desensitises you to pollen and helps alleviate hay fever symptoms. Sadly, there is no scientific evidence to support this. In fact, bees don’t pollinate grass and trees, and the pollen in honey is the heavy, flower-based pollen that doesn’t cause hay fever.

Does hayfever make you breathless?

Can allergies cause shortness of breath? The answer is “yes”: an environmental allergy can affect your airway in two distinct ways, potentially resulting in shortness of breath. Allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever, affects your nose and sinuses. It can lead to sneezing, congestion, an itchy nose, and itchy eyes.