Baton Rouge shoots up a nationwide list of allergy hot spots

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - If you think your allergies flare up more living in Baton Rouge than somewhere else in the country, you'd probably be right.

Baton Rouge ranks 11th in this year's list of spring allergy hot spots.  It moved up from 28th place last year.

The rankings are based on a city's pollen scores, the number of allergy specialists per patient and how many allergy medicines the average allergy sufferer takes. Knoxville, Tennessee topped the list put together by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. New Orleans was 14th.

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