What is Pollen Allergy?



Hay fever symptoms usually start immediately after you’re exposed to a specific allergy-causing substance (allergen) and can include:
・ Runny nose and nasal congestion
・ Watery or itchy eyes
・ Sneezing and Coughing
・ Itchy nose, roof of mouth or throat
・ Sinus pressure and facial pain
・ Swollen, blue-colored skin under the eyes (allergic shiners)
・ Decreased sense of smell or taste
Your hay fever symptoms may start or worsen at a particular time of year, triggered by tree pollen, grasses or weeds, which all bloom at different times.
If you’re sensitive to indoor allergens, such as dust mites, cockroaches, mold or pet dander, you may have year-round symptoms.

Is it hay fever? Or is it a cold?

Signs and symptoms can be different.
Here’s how to tell which one’s causing your symptoms:

Hay Fever Colds
Signs and symptoms Runny nose with thin, watery discharge; no fever Runny nose with watery or thick yellow discharge; body aches; low-grade fever
Onset Immediately after exposure to allergens One to three days after exposure to a cold virus
Duration As long as you’re exposed to allergens Five to seven days


When to see a doctor

See your doctor if:
・ You think you may have hay fever
・ Your symptoms are ongoing and bothersome
・ Allergy medications aren’t working for you
・ Allergy medications work, but side effects are a problem
・ You have another condition that can worsen hay fever symptoms, such as nasal polyps, asthma or frequent sinus infections

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Doctor Career

Director:Yasuhiro Shinkawa

(A board-certified ophthalmologist)

Memberships

Japan Ophthalmological Society
Japanese Retina and Vitreous Society
Japanese Society of Ophthalmic Surgeons

Certification of Completion

Course of Ophthalmic PDT Study Group
Number of cataract surgery up to the present:About 3000

Career

2001 Graduate-Medical Department of Kumamoto University
2002 Entered Department of Ophthalmology Kyoto University School of medicine
2002 Shimada Municipal Hospital
2008 Japanese Red Cross Society
2010 Kitano Hospital The Tazuke Kofukai Medical Research Institute
2014 Shinjuku-Higashiguchi Eye Clinic


 

Doctor: Hiromi Namikawa

(A board-certified ophthalmologist)

Memberships

Japan Ophthalmological Society

Career

2003 Graduate-Medical Department St. Marianna University
2005 Synthesis Shinkawabashi Hospital
2009 Medical Department St. Marianna University
2013 Shinjuku-Higashiguchi Eye Clinic

Main Research Presentations

"Axonal protection by brain-derived neurotropic factor associated with CREB phosphorylation in tumor necrosis factor-alpha-inducted optic nerve degeneration."


 

Doctor:Yuko Ando

(A board-certified ophthalmologist)

Memberships

Japan Ophthalmological Society
Japan ophthalmlogists Association

Career

1988 Graduate-Medical Department of Tokai University
1989 National Tokyo Daini Hospital
2009~Shinjuku-Higashiguchi Eye Clinic

Doctor:Ryutaro Oki

(A board-certified ophthalmologist)

Memberships

Japan Ophthalmological Society
Japan ophthalmlogists Association

Career

1987 Saitama Medical University
2014~Shinjuku-Higashiguchi Eye Clinic
We have 3 full-time service orthoptists, 2 part-time orthoptist, 1 full-time nurses and 3 part-time nurses in our clinic.
Another several ophthalmologists are working here.