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    100 Worst Cities for Fall Allergies

    McAllen, Texas, Tops the Asthma and Allergy Foundation's 2009 List of Fall Allergy Capitals
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    WebMD Health News
    Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD

    Oct. 2, 2009 -- McAllen, Texas, is the worst city in the U.S. this year for fall allergies, according to the new list of "fall allergy capitals" selected by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

    Cities are ranked based on four factors: prevalence data, seasonal pollen, allergy medicine use per patient, and the number of board-certified allergists per patient.

    Here is the full list of all 100 fall allergy capitals:

    1. McAllen, Texas
    2. Wichita, Kan.
    3. Louisville, Ky.
    4. Oklahoma City
    5. Jackson, Miss.
    6. Dayton, Ohio
    7. Augusta, Ga.
    8. Tulsa, Okla.
    9. Knoxville, Tenn.
    10. Little Rock, Ark.
    11. Madison, Wis.
    12. San Antonio
    13. Dallas
    14. New Orleans
    15. Baton Rouge, La.
    16. Charlotte, N.C.
    17. St. Louis
    18. Birmingham, Ala.
    19. El Paso, Texas
    20. Virginia Beach, Va.
    21. Memphis, Tenn.
    22. Chattanooga, Tenn.
    23. Des Moines, Iowa
    24. Austin, Texas
    25. Greensboro, N.C.
    26. Omaha, Neb.
    27. Columbia, S.C.
    28. Philadelphia
    29. Kansas City, Mo.
    30. New York
    31. Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
    32. Richmond, Va.
    33. Indianapolis
    34. Allentown, Pa.
    35. Cape Coral, Fla.
    36. Bakersfield, Calif.
    37. Nashville, Tenn.
    38. Grand Rapids, Mich.
    39. Syracuse, N.Y.
    40. Tucson, Ariz.
    41. Houston
    42. Buffalo, N.Y.
    43. Tampa, Fla.
    44. Charleston, S.C.
    45. Columbus, Ohio
    46. Lakeland, Fla.
    47. Riverside, Calif.
    48. Orlando, Fla.
    49. Toledo, Ohio
    50. Atlanta
    51. Milwaukee, Wis.
    52. Detroit
    53. Washington, D.C.
    54. Jacksonville, Fla.
    55. Las Vegas
    56. Providence, R.I.
    57. Scranton, Pa.
    58. Los Angeles
    59. Cincinnati
    60. Pittsburgh
    61. Sarasota, Fla.
    62. Baltimore
    63. Oxnard, Calif.
    64. Akron, Ohio
    65. Phoenix
    66. Rochester, N.Y.
    67. Modesto, Calif.
    68. Albuquerque, N.M.
    69. Palm Bay, Fla.
    70. Hartford, Conn.
    71. Boise City, Idaho
    72. Chicago
    73. New Haven, Conn.
    74. Fresno, Calif.
    75. Minneapolis
    76. Lancaster, Pa.
    77. Harrisburg, Pa.
    78. San Francisco
    79. Springfield, Mass.
    80. Raleigh, N.C.
    81. Youngstown, Ohio
    82. San Jose, Calif.
    83. Cleveland
    84. Denver
    85. Daytona Beach, Fla.
    86. Bridgeport, Conn.
    87. Colorado Springs, Colo.
    88. Worcester, Mass.
    89. Portland, Maine
    90. Miami
    91. Boston
    92. Stockton, Calif.
    93. Ogden, Utah
    94. Salt Lake City
    95. Sacramento, Calif.
    96. Greenville, S.C.
    97. San Diego
    98. Seattle
    99. Albany, N.Y.
    100. Portland, Ore.

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