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Cities To Avoid If You Got Allergies

May 11, 2008
Allergies affect over 50 millions Americans which add up to 14 million doctors office visits, and 100 million lost work days each year.

Last year lot of people had to make multiple runs to the drug store to buy an allergy medication and still couldnt stop sneezing. Well guess what, there is reason for that. Allergists are blaming this on climate change which caused trees that would normally bloom over the time of month to pollinate all at once.
Individuals living in Lexington, Ky., here is worrisome news for you, Lexington has been ranked the most challenging place to live with spring allergies by asthma and allergy foundation of America.

The Asthma and Allergy foundation has collected data from 2007 and has raked the cities on three factors (1) pollen counts, (2) medication usage by allergy patients, and (3) number of board certified allergists per patient.

25. Philadelphia, Pa.
Pollen Score: Worse than average
Medicine Utilization per Patient: Worse than average
Board-Certified Allergists per Patient: Better than average

24. Tampa, Fla.
Pollen Score: Worse than average
Medicine Utilization per Patient: Better than average
Board-Certified Allergists per Patient: Worse than average

23. Charlotte, N.C.
Pollen Score: Average
Medicine Utilization per Patient: Worse than average
Board-Certified Allergists per Patient: Average

22. Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
Pollen Score: Worse than average
Medicine Utilization per Patient: Average
Board-Certified Allergists per Patient: Worse than average

21. Louisville, Ky.
Pollen Score: Average
Medicine Utilization per Patient: Worse than average
Board-Certified Allergists per Patient: Better than average

20. Harrisburg, Pa.
Pollen Score: Worse than average
Medicine Utilization per Patient: Average
Board-Certified Allergists per Patient: Better than average

19. Tulsa, Okla.
Pollen Score: Worse than average
Medicine Utilization per Patient: Worse than average
Board-Certified Allergists per Patient: Average

18. Nashville, Tenn.
Pollen Score: Average
Medicine Utilization per Patient: Worse than average
Board-Certified Allergists per Patient: Worse than average

17. Greenville, S.C.
Pollen Score: Worse than average
Medicine Utilization per Patient: Worse than average
Board-Certified Allergists per Patient: Worse than average

16. McAllen, Texas
Pollen Score: Worse than average
Medicine Utilization per Patient: Better than average
Board-Certified Allergists per Patient: Worse than average

15. Stockton, Calif.
Pollen Score: Worse than average
Medicine Utilization per Patient: Average
Board-Certified Allergists per Patient: Average

14. Omaha, Neb.
Pollen Score: Worse than average
Medicine Utilization per Patient: Worse than average
Board-Certified Allergists per Patient: Worse than average

13. South Bend, Ind.
Pollen Score: Worse than average
Medicine Utilization per Patient: Average
Board-Certified Allergists per Patient: Better than average

12. Mobile, Ala.
Pollen Score: Worse than average
Medicine Utilization per Patient: Average
Board-Certified Allergists per Patient: Better than average

11. Oklahoma City, Okla.
Pollen Score: Average
Medicine Utilization per Patient: Worse than average
Board-Certified Allergists per Patient: Worse than average

10. San Diego, Calif.
Pollen Score: Worse than average
Medicine Utilization per Patient: Worse than average
Board-Certified Allergists per Patient: Better than average

9. Little Rock, Ark.
Pollen Score: Average
Medicine Utilization per Patient: Worse than average
Board-Certified Allergists per Patient: Worse than average

8. New Orleans, La.
Pollen Score: Average
Medicine Utilization per Patient: Worse than average
Board-Certified Allergists per Patient: Worse than average

7. Birmingham, Ala.
Pollen Score: Worse than average
Medicine Utilization per Patient: Worse than average
Board-Certified Allergists per Patient: Worse than average

6. Knoxville, Tenn.
Pollen Score: Average
Medicine Utilization per Patient: Worse than average
Board-Certified Allergists per Patient: Average

5. Jackson, Miss.
Pollen Score: Worse than average
Medicine Utilization per Patient: Worse than average
Board-Certified Allergists per Patient: Average

4. Augusta, Ga.
Pollen Score: Worse than average
Medicine Utilization per Patient: Worse than average
Board-Certified Allergists per Patient: Average

3. Johnson City, Tenn.
Pollen Score: Average
Medicine Utilization per Patient: Worse than average
Board-Certified Allergists per Patient: Average

2. Greensboro, N.C.
Pollen Score: Worse than average
Medicine Utilization per Patient: Worse than average
Board-Certified Allergists per Patient: Average

1. Lexington, Ky.
Pollen Score: Worse than average
Medicine Utilization per Patient: Worse than average
Board-Certified Allergists per Patient: Worse than average
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