Do you have a stuffy nose, need to sneeze and have a fever? The pandemic may make you think you have COVID-19. Instead, chances are you’ve succumbed to a growing seasonal health problem in Japan and elsewhere: fall allergies.
Unlike cedar and cypress pollen allergies that occur in the spring, autumn allergies – caused by a variety of grasses and weeds – are less recognized in Japan, although they appear to be affecting more people and may worsen due to climate change.
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