मौसमी एलर्जी के लिए 10 सबसे खराब शहर

मौसमी एलर्जी के लिए 10 सबसे खराब शहर

The 10 Worst Cities for Seasonal Allergies

The 10 worst cities for seasonal allergies are Jackson, McAllen, Richmond, San Antonio, Wichita, Oklahoma City, Hartford, Dallas, Albany, Scranton.

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  • 21, May, 2024
Jivika Chawla
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The 10 Worst Cities for Seasonal Allergies

Springtime in the U.S. brings not only blooming flowers but also a surge in wheezing, sneezing, and watery eyes. According to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 25% of adults and 20% of children suffer from seasonal allergies. While allergy season affects individuals nationwide, certain areas are particularly hard-hit, as highlighted in the latest Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) report.

The AAFA report assessed the 100 most populous metropolitan areas in the contiguous United States, excluding Alaska and Hawaii, to determine which cities are the most challenging for people with allergies. The rankings were based on three key factors: pollen counts, the number of allergy specialists, and the estimated usage of over-the-counter sinus and allergy medications. Each city received a score, with 100.00 representing the worst city for allergies and 60.18 indicating the best.

Cities were also classified as "worse than average," "average," or "better than average" based on their levels of tree, grass, and weed pollen. Additionally, these ratings considered the use of allergy medications and the availability of specialists.

The following U.S. cities are considered the most challenging for people with allergies, according to the AAFA, along with their relative pollen assessments:

  1. Jackson, Mississippi
  2. McAllen, Texas
  3. Richmond, Virginia
  4. San Antonio, Texas
  5. Wichita, Kansas
  6. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  7. Hartford, Connecticut
  8. Dallas, Texas
  9. Albany, New York
  10. Scranton, Pennsylvania

These cities rank high in pollen counts and medication usage, with a limited number of specialists available, making them particularly tough for allergy sufferers. As allergy season progresses, individuals in these areas may face increased symptoms and a greater need for medical and over-the-counter interventions to manage their conditions.

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