I am the kind of person that has allergies anywhere I go but in Texas they seem extra bad sometimes. Different allergies hit depending on where you live, but have you ever wondered if your city is the worst?

A new study came out showing the worst places in the United States that have allergies and a Texas city is making it up at the top of the list.

The report looks at these three important factors:

  • Tree, grass, and weed pollen scores
  • Over-the-counter allergy medicine use
  • Availability of board-certified allergists/immunologists

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, the number one city with allergies is Wichita, Kansas.

  • Worse-than-average tree and grass pollen
  • Higher-than-average allergy medicine use
  • Fewer board-certified allergists/immunologists

The Top 10 U.S. “Allergy Capitals” of 2023

  1. Wichita, Kansas
  2. Dallas, Texas
  3. Scranton, Pennsylvania
  4. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  5. Tulsa, Oklahoma
  6. Sarasota, Florida
  7. Cape Coral, Florida
  8. Orlando, Florida
  9. Des Moines, Iowa
  10. Greenville, South Carolina

Texas comes in with Dallas at number 2. I was really surprised by this one. The next Texas city came in at number 12, Houston and McAllen came in at 25.

Below are peak blooming/allergy seasons for trees common in and around Texas:

  • September, February-March: Fall Elm.
  • Winter months: Mountain Cedar.
  • Spring months: Ash, Mulberry, Sycamore, Willow.
  • March – April: Oak.
  • April: Pecan.

How To Protect Yourself:

  • Cover your hair outside
  • Take your shoes off before going into your home
  • Don't wear outside clothes to bed
  • Shower before bedtime
  • Wash bedding in hot, soapy water once a week
  • Wipe pets off with a towel before entering your home
  • Keep pets out of your bedroom
  • Keep windows closed
  • Use nasal rinses & allergy sprays

KEEP READING: See 25 natural ways to boost your immune system


The Abandoned Herring Hotel in Amarillo, Texas

You may have passed it a million times while driving downtown, or you may be new to town. Either way, chances are you've seen the beautiful Herring Hotel. The beautiful aging brick tower sits unoccupied on 3rd and Pearce streets. It's a grand building that stands as a reminder of Amarillo's early days as a cattle and oil town and it tells the stories well.

If you've ever wondered what's inside this towering building, just take a peek below.


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