SAN ANTONIO – Sneezing, itchy eyes and a runny nose— these are the tell-tale signs that you may be experiencing seasonal allergies.
Allergies affect nearly 50 million people in the U.S., according to the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America (AAFA). But, there are some cities where seasonal allergies are more challenging that others and San Antonio just happens to be one of them.
A report from the AAFA ranked San Antonio as #5 in the top 10 most challenging places to live with seasonal allergies.
Other cities that ranked in the top 10 were McAllen, Texas at #3, Wichita, Kansas as #2 and Scranton, Pennsylvania at #1.
The report used spring pollen scores, fall pollen scores, over-the-counter medicine use and the availability of board-certified allergists/immunologists to determine their rankings.
If you want to escape the allergies, AAFA also compiled the top 10 least challenging places to live with seasonal allergies. Fresno, California came in at #1, Phoenix, Arizona ranked #2 and Provo, Utah ranked #3.
You can find the full list of most and least challenging places to live with seasonal allergies on the AAFA’s website.