|Cherry Blossoms can trigger Hay Fever.|
A few weeks ago while we were up at Taura Plum Grove viewing the blossoms, I'd had my final straw. The wind was blowing, the sun was shining, and I was tired of my red-itchy eyes, sneezing, itchy nose, sore throat, etc. Luckily, my friend that was with us is a nurse and advised me to get some generic Loratadine (Claritin). It took a day or two to work, but it has helped me function. I also found some Bausch and Lomb antihistamine eye drops that have worked like a charm. My son has even used face masks outside....especially if the pollen count is high.
I'm happy that Hay Fever season won't last much longer. Once the blossoms are gone, I'm hoping to wean myself off the allergy medication and continue to enjoy the Japan I so love.