Are you in an allergy hot spot?
Some places are worse for allergy sufferers than others.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has ranked the nation’s largest cities according to how much pollen they have, how many residents are seeking treatment for their symptoms and how easily they can access allergists.
Coming in first, meaning the worst place for spring allergies, is Jackson, Mississippi.
"The primary issue in Jackson and many cities in the south is the pollen," says Dr. Cary Sennett, president of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.
Memphis, Tennessee scored the second spot.
Number three was a bit of a surprise: Syracuse, New York, which last year ranked 20th.
Meteorologists in Syracuse blame a warmer than usual winter.
"Syracuse has had its sixth warmest winter spanning from December to February," explains meteorologist Molly Matott. "As of today, we’re also four feet shy of our normal snow total."
To find some relief an allergist of course can help pinpoint allergy triggers and prescribe medication.
You can also cut down on pollen exposure by showering and changing clothes when you come home for the day, and wiping down your pets, or consider a trip to Daytona Beach.
The city ranked as the best place to breathe easy during spring allergy season.
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