The Most Difficult Cities To Live In With Spring Allergies

If you’re in the South, prepare for SniffleFest 2014.

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America released the 2014 spring allergy capitals. See if your city tops the list.


The scores were calculated based on weighted factors like pollen levels, allergy-medication use, and the number of allergists per patient. The average city score is 59.92.

20. St. Louis, Mo.

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Score: 79.50

19. Tulsa, Okla.

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Score: 79.68

18. New Orleans, La.

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Score: 80.99

17. Providence, R.I.

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Score: 81.69

16. Knoxville, Tenn.

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Score: 82.80

15. San Antonio, Texas

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Score: 83.63

14. Columbia, S.C.

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Score: 84.96

13. New York

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Score: 85.46

12. Wichita, Kan.

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Score: 85.47

11. Dayton, Ohio

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Score: 86.52

10. McAllen, Texas

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Score: 87.61

9. Birmingham, Ala.

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Score: 87.71

8. Richmond, Va.

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Score: 88.68

7. Dallas

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Score: 88.82

6. Chattanooga, Tenn.

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Score: 90.18

5. Jackson, Miss.

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Score: 90.61

4. Oklahoma City

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Score: 91.19

3. Baton Rouge, La.

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Score: 91.93

2. Memphis

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Score: 97.10

1. And the #1 worst city for spring allergies is…

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Score: 100.00

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