The Worst Spring Allergy City Is...

(WebMD) Lexington, Ky., tops the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America's 2008 list of "spring allergy capitals."

Greensboro, N.C., takes second place, followed by Johnson City, Tenn., Augusta, Ga., and Jackson, Miss. in fifth place.

The annual list is based on four factors: allergy prevalence, seasonal pollen, allergy medication use per patient, and the number of board-certified allergy specialists per patient. Rankings can change quite a bit from year to year. For instance, Lexington leads this year's rankings but was in the No. 52 spot on the 2007 list.

Here is the complete list of 2008 spring allergy capitals:

Lexington, Ky.

Greensboro, N.C.

Johnson City, Tenn.

Augusta, Ga.

Jackson, Miss.

Knoxville, Tenn.

Birmingham, Ala.

New Orleans

Little Rock, Ark.

San Diego

Oklahoma City

Mobile, Ala.

South Bend, Ind.

Omaha, Neb.

Stockton, Calif.

McAllen, Texas

Greenville, S.C.

Nashville, Tenn.

Tulsa, Okla.

Harrisburg, Pa.

Louisville, Ky.

Dallas-Fort Worth

Charlotte, N.C.

Tampa, Fla.

Philadelphia

St. Louis

Scranton, Pa.

Lansing, Mich.

Madison, Wis.

Rochester, N.Y.

Daytona Beach, Fla.

Memphis

Milwaukee, Wis.

Norfolk, Va.

Pensacola, Fla.

Charleston, S.C.

Cleveland, Ohio

Indianapolis

Houston

Lakeland, Fla.

Baltimore

Sacramento, Calif.

Columbia, S.C.

Kansas City, Mo.

New York

San Antonio

Allentown, Pa.

Wichita, Kan.

Albuquerque, N.M.

Baton Rouge, La.

Washington, D.C.

Providence, R.I.

Fort Wayne, Ind.

Austin, Texas

Canton, Ohio

Atlanta

Kalamazoo, Mich.

Chattanooga, Tenn.

Boston

Detroit

Grand Rapids, Mich.

Hartford, Conn.

Denver

Dayton, Ohio

Tucson, Ariz.

Buffalo, N.Y.

Des Moines, Iowa

Syracuse, N.Y.

Salt Lake City

Minneapolis-St. Paul

Cincinnati

Columbus, Ohio

Chicago

Boise City, Idaho

Albany, N.Y.

El Paso, Texas

Richmond, Va.

Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C.

Las Vegas

Jacksonville, Fla.

Melbourne, Fla.

Pittsburgh

Miami

Toledo, Ohio

Modesto, Calif.

Los Angeles

Springfield, Mass.

Youngstown, Ohio

Colorado Springs, Colo.

Seattle

Phoenix-Mesa, Ariz.

Fresno, Calif.

Portland, Ore.

Fort Myers, Fla.

Orlando, Fla.

Lancaster, Pa.

Sarasota, Fla.

Bakersfield, Calif.

San Francisco

Spokane, Wash.


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