An Unwelcome Harvest, Fall Allergies Arrive NationwideBy The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Published: Wednesday, Sep. 26, 2012 - 9:15 pm
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2012 -- Allergy Foundation Releases Annual "Fall Allergy Capitals" Rankings, Louisville is #1
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fall is a time to enjoy beautiful colors and autumn weather outdoors. But for 40 million Americans with seasonal allergies, this time of year brings an unwelcome harvest: trillions of pollen particles traveling through the air right into your eyes, nose and mouth. Allergic rhinitis – also called nasal allergies, seasonal allergies or hay fever– is among the most common chronic diseases for children and adults, affecting more than 12 percent of the US population.
The primary fall allergy trigger – ragweed pollen – causes itchy runny nose, nasal congestion, repeated sneezing, watery eyes, inflamed sinuses and, in severe cases, difficulty breathing. It can be more problematic if you also have asthma.
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The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) recently announced its 2012 Fall Allergy Capitals™ ranking, and Louisville, Kentucky, tops the list as "the most challenging place to live with fall allergies." The annual report names 100 U.S. cities based on an analysis of three factors including pollen, allergy medications usage and the number of allergy specialists per patient.
The Top 10 Fall Allergy Capitals this year are:
2012 Fall Rank
Baton Rouge, LA
SOURCE The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
"Everyone seems to be feeling allergies these days and fall is the most common allergy season after spring," says Dr. Beth Corn, a Board Certified Allergist in New York City and a member of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). "No matter if it's men, women or children, in the city, suburbs or the country, allergies don't discriminate," says Corn.
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