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Japan Hay Fever

Posted by Danny Choo On Sat 2013/03/09 09:50 JST In Living in Japan Guide
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Japan's 4 seasons are beautiful and distinct. And then there is the 5th season - Hay Fever Season. This is the worst time to be in Japan for hay fever sufferers. I didn't suffer from hay fever while I was in the UK - then I came over and discovered they got a lovely breed of tree called Sugi [杉] or "Japanese Cedar" - this culprit really does me in!

Pictured here is my new restock of yogurt and honey which is said to be good at reducing the effects of hay fever. Not exactly sure what they do but they seem to help a bit every year ToT

Do you suffer from hay fever? Do you have any techniques to combat against it?

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The hay fever readings are nearly off the charts! Due to the boiling hot Summer that we had last year, the pollen levels are about 70% higher than average. Probably the most unproductive season for me as I'm sneezing with a drizzling nose and itchy eyes all day ><

Some extras from the doctor in the form of pills, nasal sprays and eye drops.

My wife is a hay fever suffer too and she got some other device - the front of it reminds me of the Vic Viper - well kind of ^^;

Wherever you go in Japan, you will see an increased amount of surgical mask usage due to the pollen levels.

When foreigners are in Japan, they stare at the surgical masks but when I wear this Respro I get stared at ^^;
Maybe its because of my hentai eyes.

If you prefer to show you love for anime then you can always go for an Ita-mask. Dont forget the hentai eyes.

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