The Top 10 Worst Cities for Allergy Sufferers

Are your allergies making you miserable? Where you live may be part of the problem.

There is some debate as to whether this will be the worst allergy season, with some experts saying the season will be longer, stronger and cause sufferers more severe symptoms than in years past. They say higher temps and pollen levels are likely to blame, but where you live can also be a factor.

If you call Jackson, Mississippi home, you'll likely suffer more than most from seasonal allergies this year. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation ranks which U.S. cities are this year's worst for allergy sufferers, drawing from data like pollen levels, the use of over-the-counter medication and the number of allergists in the area.

Check out if your city ranks among the worst place for seasonal alleries:

1. Jackson, Miss.
2. Knoxville, Tenn.
3. Chattanooga, Tenn.
4. McAllen, Tex.
5. Louisville, Ky.
6. Wichita, Kans.
7. Dayton, Ohio
8. Memphis, Tenn.
9. Oklahoma City, Okla.
10. Baton Rouge, La.

Not living in the top 10? Find out where your city ranks and get more info on pollen counts and allergy resources at

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