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Jackson, Miss. named Spring Allergy Capital by AAFA


WASHINGTON – The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of American on Thursday released its top 100 list of Spring Allergy Capitals, naming Jackson, Miss. as the leading Allergy Capital in the U.S. based on higher than average pollen and higher than average medication usage. 


Nearby, Tennessee posted two cities in the top 10 - Memphis (No. 4) and Knoxville (No. 5). Knoxville, Tenn. climbed to the top-10 list from No. 16 last year. Other cities that reached top 10 status since last year include McAllen, Texas (from No. 10 to No. 6); Wichita, Kansas (No. 12 to No. 7); Dayton, Ohio (No. 11 to No. 8); and Providence, R.I. (No. 17 to No. 9). 


AAFA’s Spring Allergy Capitals report is an independent research project of AAFA and is sponsored by Dymista (azelastine hydrochloride and fluticasone propionate) Nasal Spray distributed by Meda Pharmaceuticals. “The Allergy Capitals can help to inform a pollen sufferer about geographical areas that may provoke and worsen their seasonal symptoms, which impacts

their quality of life,” stated Cliff Bassett, medical director of Allergy and Asthma Care of NY and an ambassador for AAFA. “It’s important that allergy sufferers take heed; a new study by AAFA revealed that spring is when most allergy patients experience their worst seasonal allergy symptoms."


The complete list is available at AAFA's website




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