A particularly painful seasonal allergy season

Runny noses, itchy eyes and sneezing: seasonal allergy season is particularly fierce this year.

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High temperatures are contributing to aggravating the situation throughout the province. Ragweed pollen is currently problematic for many people with allergies.

In recent years, one in five Quebecers suffered from seasonal rhinitis allergies. Now, this proportion climbs to one out of three Quebecers.

Experts believe that climate change is partly responsible for this increase.

Pharmacists are finding that antihistamines, which aim to reduce symptoms, are in high demand.

Allergists, who treat allergy and immune system problems, are few in the province. They are only 75.

“We are 75 members in the province. We are increasingly trying, with family physicians, to prioritize [les cas les plus graves]explains the president of the Association of Allergists and Immunologists of Quebec, Rémi Gagnon.


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