After winter flu, its spring that is waiting to affect you. But here we wish to bring to you a list of the most challenging places to live with spring allergies.
The official onset of spring season was March 20 but signs of winters are still abound.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America says, “Even in the throes of what feels like a 2014 Ice Age, millions of Americans have begun showing up in doctors’ offices with the tell-tale signs of allergies.”
Flu season runs from October to sometimes as late as May, with the peak usually arriving in January or February.
Here is the full list for the most challenging places to live with spring allergies:
Here are the worst cities for spring allergies in 2014:
1. Louisville, Ky.
2. Memphis, Tenn.
3. Baton Rouge, La.
4. Oklahoma City
5. Jackson, Miss.
6. Chattanooga, Tenn.
8. Richmond, Va.
9. Birmingham, Ala.
10. McAllen, Texas
The government is gearing up to combat this flu season with decking up its vaccination preparations, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Among the most common allergy triggers, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, are:
- Tree, grass, and weed pollen
- Mold spores
- Dust mite and cockroach allergens
- Cat, dog, and rodent dander
According to the health officials, symptoms indicative of the flu include fever, coughing, a sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headaches and fatigue.
High-risk people typically include seniors, children between the ages of six months (the earliest point at which flu vaccine is given) and five years, pregnant women and people with certain health conditions. Some also covered are people who care for these high-risk individuals and could transmit flu to them, though the list differs from province to province and people in doubt should check their health ministry’s website or ask a doctor.