If, like me, you’re among the 20 to 25 percent of Canadians who suffer from seasonal allergy symptoms such as itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose and nasal congestion, you might be surprised at the number of treatment options that have come onto the market in the last few years.
After I started researching this story, I certainly was, and it’s a subject I’ve written about numerous times in the past.
My heartfelt thanks to the interviewees who so kindly shared their time and expertise:
- Dr. Anne Ellis, professor and chair of the Division of Allergy and Immunology in the Department of Medicine at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont.
- Dr. Paul Keith, an associate professor of medicine (Clinical Immunology and Allergy) in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont.
- Dr. Jason K. Lee, a specialist in clinical immunology and allergy, and internal medicine in Toronto, who is also CEO of Evidence Based Medical Educator Inc. & Uticaria Canada, as well as a member of the American College of Allergy Asthma and Clinical Immunology’s (ACAACI) Biologics and Therapeutics Committee.
- Cecilia Sierra-Heredia, a lecturer in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC.