(WHDH) — The season for sneezing and itchy eyes is upon us, which means people should avoid certain U.S. cities where conditions can be particularly bad.

More than 50 million Americans suffer from nasal allergies, with about half of those people dealing with seasonal allergies, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA).

In the hopes of helping those who suffer with allergy symptoms, the AAFA laid out the nation’s worst spring allergy cities.

  1. McAllen, Texas
  2. Louisville, Kentucky
  3. Jackson, Mississippi
  4. Memphis, Tennessee
  5. San Antonio, Texas

The report considered pollen and mold counts, allergy medication usage and the availability of board-certified allergists.

Providence, Rhode Island proved to be the worst place to visit in the Northeast when dealing with allergies.

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