While Charleston is certainly a scenic, beautiful place to live, it can be tough on the allergies this time of year.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America ranks Charleston as the 26th-most-challenging city to live in with allergies this fall. The report is based on pollen levels, use of allergy medications per patient, and the number of allergists per patient.
Last year, Charleston ranked 42nd on the list.
“Fall can be a challenging season for people with seasonal allergies, particularly in Charleston,” said Jeffrey J. Dietrich, MD, Charleston Allergy and Asthma Consultants. “It’s important for allergy sufferers to know that they don’t need to suffer in silence. They should learn more about allergies and visit an allergy specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment.”
The AAFA predicts this fall could be the perfect storm for allergy sufferers as global warming conditions boost ragweed levels and fall storms disperse allergens and outdoor mold.