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10 Worst Places for Fall Allergies in 2012

In what cities are pollen, mold, allergy medications, and certified allergists most prevalent?

MyAllergyTest Helps Allergy Sufferers in Louisville

Fall is prime allergy season in the Ohio Valley

Some natives of Louisville, Ky., needn’t be surprised if they’re sneezing while reading this article. Their city tops the list this year as the worst place to live in the U.S. for fall allergies.  To earn the No. 1 spot, Louisville received a “worse than average” rating for its pollen counts and allergy medication use by each patient. But it got a “better than average” rating for the number of allergy specialists available in the area.

The rankings are based on an analysis of three key factors: pollen and mold scores during fall 2011, the number of allergy medications used by people with allergies last fall, and the number of board-certified allergists per 10,000 patients.

Click to find out this year’s 10 worst places for fall allergies.

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Allergy Expert Warns Airlines Are ‘Risking Lives’

Airlines may be putting lives at risk by showing a lack of interest in catering for the needs of passengers with certain food allergies.

Dr Jane Lucas, a respiratory and allergy specialist at Southampton General Hospital, said flights were a particular danger to sufferers due to inconsistent information provided by companies and called on them to take responsibility for their customers.  She spoke out following a study, published in the journal Clinical and Translational Allergy, which looked at the experiences of 32 patients with nut or peanut allergy and how they cope with travel.

Click to read more about the study on allergy sufferer on airplanes or click to find out if you are suffering from allergies so you can learn what precautions are necessary both in the air and on the ground.