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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 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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