There are certain cities in the United States that have a much higher pollen count than others. If you have severe allergy, sinus, or respiratory issues than you are going to want to steer clear of this cities if you can, especially during the peak allergy months of April through October. Although if you live in one of these cities there are some general precaution you can take to make your allergies more easy to deal with. Having a high quality air filter in your home is one idea. You can also during the most difficult times of the year for your allergies submit to some Halotherapy or all natural salt therapy to clear out your airways to make breathing a little easier. Here are the top ten on the worst allergy list.
10. Louisville, Kentucky
This one made the list because of two factors. One is that they get significant rainfall, and a damp environment can breed allergen levels. Tree pollen can be a serious problem in the Springtime since once the weather warms up everything in nature grows fairly quickly.
9. Chattanooga, Tennessee
This southern city scores high on all allergy levels. Pollen, ragweed, and grass counts are higher here than in many other cities.
8. Baton Rouge, Louisiana
The wide variety of trees that pollinate in the warm, humid temperature in the Spring include the Red Cedar, Willow, and Ash trees.
7. McAllen, Texas
Because of the geographic layout of the city, the pollen counts do not disappear that readily to linger in the air longer making it a miserable allergy season in this lone star state for some people.
6. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
This city rates high on the allergen list due to fast changing weather patterns which tend to spread around the allergen in the area more. Longer Spring seasons going into a late fall season make their allergy time a big one.
5. Dayton, Ohio
A midwestern state with a history of bad allergy issues, Dayton on the south eastern border isn’t any different. High ragweed, pollen, and grass counts make for a difficult mix of allergens to deal with for sufferers.
4. Little Rock, Arkansas
Air quality in this busy factory laden city makes for a difficult breathing situation for some people that have allergic asthma symptoms.
3. Jackson, Mississippi
In this very humid area, pollen and mold spores easily flourish. If it’s super windy outside, and you have bad allergies it’s recommended that you stay indoors. Having a HEPA filter in your home might help clear out some of the bad particles that irritate your respiratory system.
2. Dallas, Texas
This tree lined area in northeastern Texas can be especially problematic for allergy sufferers. The types of trees there have abundant forms of pollen including the Mountain Cedar trees, Elm, and cypress.
1. Richmond, Virginia
Rapid changes in temperature make this area prone to a much longer allergy season. Then when you add in the combination of flowering trees, you are going to have issues. Talk to your doctor about the best medications you can try to combat severe allergies. You might also look into Halotherapy or salt therapy clinics in your area that can provide you with some relief during peak allergy season.
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