Media Advisory/Interview Opportunity - Respiratory expert available to discuss nasal allergies: Causes, symptoms and treatments!

MONTRÉAL, April 27, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - When spring comes knocking at the door, it often means seasonal allergy symptoms are about to knock too! This is why it is important that Canadians better understand nasal allergies, the symptoms associated to them and the treatments that can provide an entire day of relief from nasal congestion, sneezing, as well as runny and itchy nose.

Twenty to Twenty-five percent (20-25%) of Canadians suffer from allergic rhinitis1. Moderate to severe symptoms can lead to major disruptions in their quality of life2. According to results published in the White Book on Allergy of the World Allergy Organization (WAO): 

  • 57% of adults suffering from allergies reported having problems sleeping, leading to daytime fatigue, somnolence, and decreased cognitive functions3.
  • Presenteeism, the problem that arises when a worker is at the office but not fully functioning because of an illness or a medical condition, can affect negatively individual productivity4.
  • Seasonal allergies affect the quality of life of those suffering from them by limiting their desire and/or ability for social activities, thus increasing social isolation5.



Interview opportunity

Nasal allergies: causes, symptoms and treatments


Dr. Susan Waserman, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Clinical Allergy and Immunology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and Director of the Adverse Reactions Clinic, Firestone Institute of Respiratory Health


Interviews available over the phone or in studio (Hamilton or Toronto)


1 Allergies, Asthma, Our research is helping you and your loved ones. The Canadian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation. Brochure: 
2 The burden of allergic rhinitis (AR) in Canada: perspectives of physicians and patients. Paul K Keith & Al. 2012. 
3 WAO White Book on Allergy. World Allergy Organization. 2011. 
4 Ibid.
5 Ibid.


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For further information: or to arrange an interview with Dr. Waserman, please contact: Nick Williams, Argyle Public Relationships, 416 968 7311 ext. 228,

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