This fall could be a perfect storm for allergy sufferers, as global weather conditions boost ragweed levels, and fall storms and tornadoes disperse allergens and outdoor mold, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA).

The AAFA 2013 Fall Allergy Capitals™ report ranks the most challenging places to live with allergies this fall in the United States.

The rankings are based on the following:

  • Pollen levels
  • Use of over-the-counter and prescription allergy medication
  • Number of allergy specialists in each city

Top 20 Fall Allergy Capitals for 2013

  1. Wichita, KS
  2. Jackson, MS
  3. Knoxville, TN
  4. Louisville, KY
  5. Memphis, TN
  6. McAllen, TX
  7. Baton Rouge, LA
  8. Dayton, OH
  9. Chattanooga, TN
  10. Oklahoma City, OK
  11. New Orleans, LA
  12. Madison, WI
  13. Omaha, NE
  14. Little Rock, AR
  15. Tulsa, OK
  16. Buffalo, NY
  17. Grand Rapids, MI
  18. Dallas, TX
  19. Detroit, MI
  20. Toledo, OH

Source: © Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is not in any way affiliated with United Biologics LLC DBA/United Allergy Services (UAS). AAFA does not sponsor, certify or credential UAS.