Sneezing, runny nose, and stuffy nose start in the season when pollen flies. Allergic symptoms caused by pollen from plants such as cedar and cypress are called "pollen allergy" or "hay fever".

Symptoms of pollen allergy are most likely to appear in the nose and eyes.

The three main nasal symptoms are sneezing, runny nose, and nasal congestion. These symptoms are often mistaken for those of the common cold, but the difference is that the cold goes away in about a week, whereas pollen allergy lasts as long as pollen is flying and causes a runny, watery nose. On the other hand, the three major eye symptoms are itchy eyes, red eyes, and tearing.

Other systemic symptoms may also accompany the symptoms, such as feeling tired, feverish, irritable, itchy throat, face, and neck, and difficulty concentrating.

Antiallergic Drugs

クラリチンEX OD錠

クラリチンEX OD錠(Loratadine)タリオンAR(Bepotastine Besilate)
Internal medicine for rhinitis
Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Internal medicine for rhinitis
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Nasal Drops

The only steroid approved as an OTC drug was beclomethasone. However, with Flunase, which contains the newer generation of fluticasone, the options for hay fever sufferers are expanding. Fluticasone-containing Flunase is currently a drug requiring instruction and is sold over the counter only.
These nasal drops use steroids, but since they act only on the mucous membranes of the nasal cavity, they can be used with little concern about side effects specific to steroids.


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Eye Drops (Antiallergic)

Increasingly, eye drops are also made with anti-allergic ingredients. However, unlike nasal drops, steroid eye drops are used only when symptoms are particularly severe, and in most cases, anti-allergic agents are used continuously.


Allergic eye drops
Eye drops
Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Allergic eye drops
Eye drops
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