Best and Worst Cities for Spring Allergies

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This information has been reviewed and approved by Eileen Wang, MD (March 2020).


Best and Worst Cities for Spring Allergies

Best Cities for Spring Allergies

  1. Durham, NC
  2. Provo, UT
  3. Milwaukee, WI
  4. Salt Lake City, UT
  5. Fresno, CA
  6. Seattle, WA
  7. Boise, ID
  8. Stockton, CA
  9. Denver, CO
  10. Portland, OR
  11. Wichita, KS
  12. Madison, WI
  13. San Jose, CA
  14. San Diego, CA
  15. Colorado Springs, CO
  16. Ogden, UT
  17. Sacramento, CA
  18. Phoenix, AZ
  19. Bakersfield, CA
  20. Austin, TX


Worst Cities for Spring Allergies

  1. Richmond, VA
  2. Scranton, PA
  3. Springfield, MA
  4. Hartford, CT
  5. New Haven, CT
  6. Bridgeport, CT
  7. Providence, RI
  8. Oklahoma City, OK
  9. Virginia Beach, VA
  10. Pittsburgh, PA
  11. McAllen, TX
  12. San Antonio, TX
  13. Riverside, CA
  14. Las Vegas, NV
  15. Memphis, TN
  16. Dayton, OH
  17. Syracuse, NY
  18. Albany, NY
  19. Columbia, SC
  20. Greenville, SC
This list is based on pollen counts, medication use and number of allergists.

Source: The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America 2020


Spring allergies are caused by tree and grass pollens.

How to Prevent and Manage Spring Allergy Issues

  1. Use a scarf or mask on windy days.
  2. Stay inside when pollen levels are high.
  3. Keep car and home windows closed.
  4. Wash your hands and body after being outside.
  5. Take allergy medication before you have allergy symptoms.
  6. Use a saline nasal wash.
  7. Change clothes after being outside.
  8. Use an air conditioner.
  9. Take doctor-recommended medicines & treatments consistently.
  10. Get help with your yard work. 

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