ATLANTA and BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Feb. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) player Jill McGill and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) have teamed up with UCB and sanofi-aventis to launch the Challenge Your Course campaign. The campaign is designed to encourage indoor and outdoor allergy sufferers to visit their physician to examine the way they currently manage their symptoms.
Many people suffer from the symptoms associated with indoor and outdoor allergies, such as sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes and nose. Experts estimate that allergies affect as many as 40 million people in the United States.
"As a golfer, I'm always surrounded by grass and when I'm traveling to different cities on tour I never know how my indoor and outdoor allergies will react. There have been many times that my symptoms have been so bad that I had a hard time even being on the golf course," says Jill McGill, LPGA golfer and a long time nasal allergy sufferer. "With such a severe runny nose, itchy eyes and sneezing, it was very difficult for me to concentrate and physically swing the club. It became such a problem that I finally decided to start treating my nasal allergies and went to see my physician. Now I'm teaming up with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America to help educate other people with indoor and outdoor allergies."
Through Challenge Your Course, indoor and outdoor allergy sufferers are
encouraged to visit their physician to review their current allergy
management routine. Nasal allergy sufferers can learn about available
treatment options, including XYZAL(R) (levocetirizine dihydrochloride), a
new once-daily prescription medication indicated for the relief of symptoms
associated with indoor and outdoor allergies, as well as the treatment of
uncomplicated manifestations of chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU) in
adults and children 6 years and older. This program includes a variety of
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