The 7 Worst Cities for Allergy Season

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The 7 Worst Cities for Allergy Season

Spring is quickly approaching, and with that comes the absolute worst time of the year—allergy season. Pollen counts are on the rise, so get your Kleenex and nose spray ready, sniffles and sneezes are just around the corner.

We’re counting down the top cities to avoid during allergy season based the annual report of “Most Challenging Places to Live with Spring Allergies” from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. AAFA scores cities out of 100 based on pollen count, allergy medication usage and allergists per capita.

Did your hometown make the list? Some of the locations might surprise you.

Chamberlain Smith is a freelance writer based in Athens, Georgia.

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