St. Louis apparently isn't an easy place to live for allergy-sufferers. The city is ranked 29th on a national list of cities considered allergy capitals. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America found St. Louis is worse than average when it comes to pollen score, about average in using medicine to treat patients and better than average when it comes to having certified allergists.
The rankings are based on high pollen counts, high use of prescription allergy medications, and low numbers of allergy specialists. Topping the list: Wichita, Kansas.