2016 Spring Allergy Capitals
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Spring Is in the Air and so Are Seasonal Allergies, but Relief Is Available and You Don’t Have to Suffer
More than 50 million Americans are living with seasonal nasal allergies. AAFA’s annual Spring Allergy Capitals report provides insights into cities where people are most affected by seasonal symptoms.
The top 5 most challenging places to live with spring allergies this year are:
- Jackson, MS
- Memphis, TN
- Syracuse, NY
- Louisville, KY
- McAllen, TX
The report looks at 3 important factors:
- Pollen score
- Allergy medication usage
- Availability of Board-certified allergists
This year’s report named Jackson, Mississippi, as the top Spring Allergy Capital due to its:
- Higher than average pollen
- Higher than average medicine use
Get Allergy Relief No Matter Where You Live
The warm weather will drive people outdoors to face one of the season’s biggest problems, tree pollen. Children and adults with seasonal allergies should plan ahead. Common symptoms of springtime allergies include:
- Runny nose
- Itchy eyes
“Whether you live in one of these allergy capitals or somewhere else, it is important to work with your doctor to learn what triggers your allergies and determine the best treatments for you to enjoy your life unencumbered by seasonal nasal allergies,” says Dr. Cary Sennett, AAFA’s President and CEO.
Where Does Your City Rank In Your Region?
The 2016 Spring Allergy Capitals also ranks cities by regions to provide a closer look into how each city stacks up against surrounding areas.
2016 Regional Rankings
No. 1 in the Midwest – Wichita, Kansas
No. 1 in the Northeast – Syracuse, New York
No. 1 in the South – Jackson, Mississippi
No. 1 in the West – Tucson, Arizona
AAFA’s Spring Allergy Capitals report is an independent research project of AAFA and is brought to you this year by Meda Pharmaceuticals.
Where Can I Get More Information About the Spring 2016 Rankings?
2016 Spring Allergy Capitals - 100 Metro Areas and Regional Rankings
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Special thanks to our Fall Allergy Capitals™ and Spring Allergy Capitals™ research partner Pollen.com, a division of IMS Health.