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Best and Worst Cities For 2012 Spring Allergies

By Danielle Sullivan |

spring allergies, seasonal allergies, best cities for allergies, worst cites for allergies, children allergies

Is the city you live in making your lil one's allergies worse?

Are you sneezing, tearing, and coughing just a little (or a lot) lately? Does the post-nasal drip drive you mad or is it the lingering sore throat? For me, it’s been my eyes.

I’m super sensitive to begin with to nearly everything, from make-up to lotion, and for the past couple of months, my eyes can go from being perfectly fine to hideously red, itchy and swollen overnight. If I miss just one night of allergy meds, then I’ll be donning sunglasses on morning drop-off because my eyes are just that bad.

It’s no surprise that this year’s mild winter has set us up for not only an earlier allergy season, but a stronger one, too. And some cities are actually worse than others for allergy sufferers. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has put together their annual report of the best and worst cities:

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Best and Worst Cities For 2012 Spring Allergies

#5 Worst City: Wichita, Kansas

Ranked as number 13 last year in 2011, Wichita leaped into the fifth spot this year.
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Are you allergies worse this year? How about your children’s allergies? Did your city make either list?

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Danielle Sullivan

Danielle Sullivan writes for Babble Pets. She is also an award-winning parenting writer, who authors a monthly column for NY Parenting and ASPCA Parents blog. You can read more of her work at her blog,Some Puppy To Love. Read bio and latest posts → Read Danielle's latest posts →

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