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12 worst U.S. cities for allergy sufferers

By: Angela Nelson on April 17, 2019, 11:53 a.m.
Hernando de Soto Bridge in Memphis, Tennessee

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Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis, Tennessee, scores 78.92 from the AAFA. Memphis is worse than average on both pollen levels and the amount of patients utilizing their medication. Memphis receives an average rating on the number of allergists to patients.

Doctors in Memphis say sometimes the plants and trees see a delayed bloom due to cold weather, then as soon as it gets warm, they explode with pollen.