How Can We Prevent Hay Fever in Japan?

Apr 10, 2018


Do you have any allergy such as hay fever? Not only the flu but hay fever is also spreading around Japan, especially during the spring season from February to April.
If you have the same type of hay fever in Japan and already started suffering from certain allergy symptoms such as running nose, itchy eyes and sneeze now, better check this article to get the effective methods right away.

 

 

1. Hay Fever is All Year Round in Japan

 

Do you know that there are many kinds of pollen in Japan throughout the year? Some of you may have the impression that Japanese people only suffer from hay fever in spring season, but they suffer from hay fever depends on the season.

Here are the major pollen season details such as follows:

 

 

1.Major Pollen in Spring Season

 

Major pollen:Cedar pollen
Pollen dispersal term:February to April
Fly apart area: Any prefectures except Hokkaido and Okinawa

Major pollen:Cypress pollen
Pollen dispersal term:March to May
Fly apart area: Any prefectures except Hokkaido and Okinawa

Cedar pollen is the most amount of pollen type that 70% of Japanese people suffer from. They suffer from this type of pollen every year.
It may be little difficult to tell if Japanese people are suffering from cold or hay fever in this season but one thing you can distinguish easily, people don’t cough from hay fever.

 

 

2.Major Pollen in Summer Season

 

Major pollen:Birch pollen
Pollen dispersal term:April to June
Fly apart area: Mainly in Hokkaido

Major pollen:Rice pollen
Pollen dispersal term:May to June
Fly apart area: Any prefectures except Hokkaido and Okinawa

 

Some people in Hokkaido suffer from hay fever from the birch pollen every year.
Related to this hay fever, some people may get the oral allergy syndrome additionally if people eat apple in this season.

 

3.Major Pollen in Autumn Season

 

Major pollen:Mugwort pollen
Pollen dispersal term:August to October
Fly apart area: Any prefectures except Hokkaido and Okinawa

Major pollen:Japanese hop pollen
Pollen dispersal term:August to October
Fly apart area: Any prefectures except Hokkaido and Okinawa

 

For those who are suffering from Japanese hop pollen, some people may get the oral allergy syndrome additionally if people eat watermelon or cantaloupe in this season.

 

4.Major Pollen in Winter Season

 

Major pollen:Canada goldenrod pollen
Pollen dispersal term:October to December
Fly apart area: Any prefectures except Hokkaido and Okinawa

 

Not so many people suffer from hay fever in winter season. It may be devastating for those who have this type of hay fever even in winter time.

 

 

2. Any Methods to Relieve the Symptoms?

 

Quite amazing to know that Japanese people suffer from hay fever throughout the year, right?
The most popular hay fever season is spring in Japan but how do Japanese people cure themselves from this allergy?

There are some simple effective methods you must check such as follows:

 

 

1. Wearing masks is basic must-have in Japan

 

If people wear masks, they can cover up their noses. They do this in order to prevent  pollen from getting  in to the nose.
For those who have hay fevers, one of the terrible condition is “Sneezing” from pollen. Only sneeze would be fine but running noses would be devastating.

Imagine if you’re on your date with someone you’re  really in love with and want to commit to the relationships but suddenly you sneeze with your nose running simultaneously?

Some of you may feel it’s not so fashionable to wear masks but it’s just seasonally limited so let’s have little patience with that.

 

2. Hang up the wash inside the room or use the drying machine

 

When you wash your laundry in sunny days, most of you want to hang up your laundry outside. Sunshine is the most economic drying methods for the laundry. However, in hay fever season, it is better to hang  your clothes inside your house or use drying machine if you don’t feel comfortable to put your laundry inside your house. Using drying machine would be nice but may increase a little cost in electricity.

Sine pollen is in the air everywhere, this will also stick to the laundry or anything you put  outside. After you put your laundry inside the house, the pollen would come into your house as well and you would suffer from hay fever even at home.

Many of you may feel it’s waste of time and chance not to hang your laundry outside when it’s good weather but a little patience with this could help you avoid the hay fever condition

 

 

3. Keep your regular routine

 

It’s very important to keep your regular routine especially in the hay fever season.  You will get your hay fever symptoms worse if you’re having the following life style:

・Lack of sleep
・Drinking alcohol too much
・Having stress all the time
・Don’t wash your hands and gargle your throat often

Everybody is busy with their schedule every day but it is good to care about yourselves more especially in hay fever season in order not to weaken your immune system.

 

 

4. Effective eating habits for hay fever

 

Many Japanese people are try to eat and drink quite often especially in hay fever season to relieve the hay fever symptoms:

・Eating yogurt makes lactic acid bacteria to have better immune   system
・Drinking green tea can control the symptoms of allergy
・Eating fish makes better immune system and also relief the allergy

3 simple items such as yogurt, green tea and fish is something you can get easy in Japan so try these to overcome the hay fever.

 

If you’re the one who is suffering from hay fever in Japan, hope this article helps you out to make your condition better.
In hay fever season, many people feel irritated or tired of the symptoms running nose, itchy eyes and sneeze but there are methods to control and relieve the symptoms.

Are you tired now? Try to rest yourselves and follow the methods mentioned above as soon as possible.

YAE
Japan

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