Best and Worst US Cities for Patients with Seasonal Allergies

Sydney Jennings

Associate Editor of Patient Care Online

With allergy season already here, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) recently released its annual Allergy Capitals™ report for 2021. The report identifies the most challenging cities for seasonal allergic rhinitis (ie, hay fever) in the top 100 US metropolitan areas. Cities are graded on 3 factors: Spring and fall pollen scores, over-the-counter medicine use, and availability of board-certified allergists. For each factor, the AAFA used the most recently available 12-month data.

In the slides below, find out which areas ranked most and least challenging for patients with seasonal allergies.