10 Kafunsho Medicine in Japan

Popular Medicine for Hay Fever (Kafunsho)

Every year during the spring season many people experience kafunsho (花粉症) here in Japan. Once this season comes,many people go to the hospital searching for medication.

This is very common to people who live here in Japan. But what exactly is kafunsho?

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What is Kafunsho?

Kafunsho (“Kafun” means pollen and “sho” means symptoms), better known as Japanese “Hay fever” is the type of allergy rhinitis or pollinosis that you can get by inhaling pollen.

Small, light, and dry pollen grains are what cause symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, and stuffy nose. When it gets worse, you can also get teary eyes as well. Some experience other symptoms like cough, swelling, blue-colored skin under the eyes, postnasal drip, headache, and fatigue.

Many Japanese have difficulty during the pollen season or better known as Sugi pollen season. Whether you are a child or an adult, even foreigners living in Japan also experience it.

In this article, we will share with you some helpful medicine for kafunsho. You get it over the counter or can order it online. Here are some of our picks.

*Note: We remind you that although all the following medicine can be purchased over the counter or can be ordered online, it is recommended to check with a medical expert beforehand if you’re either pregnant, under other treatments, elderly, or have had allergic reactions to medicine before. Also, be sure to ask someone who understands Japanese to read the instructions for you before consumption.

Tablets for Kafunsho

First, we will introduce some hay fever medicine that comes in tablet forms.

1. Alesion 20

Alesion 20

The first hay fever medicine on our list is Alesion 20 (アレジオン20). Alesion 20 relieves allergic symptoms of the nose due to pollen, house dust (indoor dust), etc.

It is effective for 24 hours once a day for the painful sneezing, runny nose, and stuffy nose of allergic rhinitis caused by pollen and house dust.

*Note: This medicine is for people over 15 years old.

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2. Allegra FX

AllegraFX

Allegra FX (アレグラFX) is a non-drowsy rhinitis drug for allergies.

The antihistamine not only relieves rhinitis symptoms but also has an effect that doesn’t make symptoms worse than it already is.

*Note: This medicine is for people over 15 years old.

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3. Aneton Almedi

AnetonAlmedi

Aneton Almedi (アネトン アルメディ鼻炎錠) is another kafunsho medicine in tablet form.

It is an antihistamine and decongestant medicine that relieves symptoms of allergic such as rhinitis due to hay fever and house dust.

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4. Claritin EX

ClaritinEX

The last tablet-form medicine for hay fever on this list is Claritin EX (クラリチンEX).

It is a rhinitis drug for allergies that contains 10 mg (daily dose) of the second-generation antihistamine “loratadine” that also has anti-allergic effects.

*Note: This medicine is for people over 15 years old.

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Nasal Spray for Kafunsho

From here, we will introduce to you hay fever medicine that comes in nasal spray form.

5. AG nose allele cut C

AG nose allele cut C

AG nose allele cut C (エージーノーズアレルカット C) is the first hey fever medicine on our list that comes in nasal spray form.

This spray comes with four active ingredients for quick effect for allergic symptoms such as runny nose, stuffy nose, and sneezing caused by pollen and house dust.

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6. NAZAL αAR0.1%

NAZAL αAR0.1%

NAZAL α AR 0.1% (ナザールαAR0.1%) is another spray-type kafunsho medicine you can purchase either over the counter or can order online.

This medicine is a nasal spray for seasonal allergies. For sneezing, stuffy and runny nose caused by pollen.

*Note: This medicine is for people over 18 years old.

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7. Emerotto ST nasal spray

Emerotto ST nasal spray

Emerotto ST nasal spray (エメロットST点鼻薬) is a nasal spray-type medicine for hay fever made by the company Okuda Seiyaku.

This medicine is good for seasonal allergies such as pollen. It offers fast relief for stuffy nose, runny nose, and sneezing.

*Note: This medicine is for people over 18 years old.

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8. Pavlon JL

PavlonJL

Lastly, for nasal spray medicine, we have Pavlon JL (パブロンJL). This medicine is made by Taisho Seiyaku and is especially for seasonal allergies only.

For treatment of allergic rhinitis from pollen and other allergies. Fast relief for stuffy nose, runny nose, and sneezing.

*Note: This medicine is for people over 18 years old.

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Eye drops for Kafunsho

Lastly, we will introduce kafunsho medicine that comes in eye drop form. These are mostly to relieve itchiness in the eyes.

9. Rohto Alguard Clear Block Z

Rohto Alguard Clear Block Z

Rohto Alguard Clear Block Z (ロートアルガードクリアブロックZ) is the first medicine for kafunsho in eye drop form on our list.

It is effective against itching and redness of the eyes caused by pollen. It provides a strong cooling sensation and relieves itching and redness associated with irritation from pollen and dust.

*Note: This medicine is for people over 7 years old. Do not use if you’re pregnant.

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10. AG Eyes Allercut C

AG Eyes Allercut C

AG Eyes Allercut C (エージーアイズアレルカットC) is the last of the medicine on our list.

These eye drops give a refreshing and cool feeling to the eyes. It relieves allergy symptoms caused by pollen and house dust such as itchy eyes, red-eye, and tearful eyes.

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These are our ten picks for kafunsho drugs that you can buy at the drugstore and even from online sites. There are also other helpful products for treating kafunsho. Let me introduce a few of these.

Other helpful product to fight kafunsho

Masks

DR.C

A mask that is designed to fight kafunsho. This mask does not just block the pollen and house dust, but it also decomposes the proteins to the pollen and house dust attached to the mask.

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Eye glass

JIMMY ORANGE Pollen Glasses

Eyewear for kafunsho. It is usually fully covered eyeglasses to protect your eye from pollen.

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Nose cleaner

Hanano Anose Cleanser

This is a product used to clean the insides of your nose and get rid of all that pollen, viruses, dust, and bacteria that gets inside your nasal cavity when you breathe.

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Hopefully, this article will help you, especially those with kafunsho problems. But as I mentioned in the beginning, be sure to check with a medical expert before you use these products.

Also, if your hay fever symptoms are more serious and none of these products work, it is better to consult a doctor for the right medicine that suits you.

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