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Travel Tip: How to Survive Fall Allergy Season

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We’re in the midst of one of the worst fall allergy seasons, but this year there are a few ways to avoid seasonal allergies especially when you travel.

It may seem counterintuitive, but if you have allergies, you may want to avoid open-sky cities. With clean air also comes pollen, mold and spores.

You might be surprised to know that a recent study showed that open-sky cities like Oklahoma City, Birmingham, New Orleans, Louisville, and Memphis were this year’s worst offenders.

And it turns out that smog-ridden cities–New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles–have some of the lowest amounts of airborne allergens.

Beyond packing your allergy medicine, turn on your smartphone. The free Pollen.com Allergy Alert app provides a 5-day forecast of allergen levels for U.S. cities.

Bottom line: It’s up to you to take the necessary precautions when traveling, and always, always consult with your doctor.

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