From Everyday Health email newsletter--Is your city on this list? Sarasota isn't.

The Worst Cities for Fall AllergiesThe Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) today released its annual list of the biggest allergy offenders, based on a review of pollen counts, allergy medication usage, and the number of allergists per patient in each area.
Here are the AAFA's Top 25 toughest places to live with allergies this fall. You may recognize some of them from the list of the worst places for spring allergies.
  1. Louisville, Ky.
  2. Wichita, Kan.
  3. Knoxville, Tenn.
  4. Jackson, Miss.
  5. McAllen, Texas
  6. Dayton, Ohio
  7. Oklahoma City, Okla.
  8. Memphis, Tenn.
  9. Madison, Wis.
  10. Baton Rouge, La.
  11. Chattanooga, Tenn.
  12. Buffalo, N.Y.
  13. New Orleans, La.
  14. Rochester, N.Y.
  15. San Antonio, Texas
  16. Little Rock, Ark.
  17. Birmingham, Ala.
  18. Grand Rapids, Mich.
  19. Tulsa, Okla.
  20. Youngstown, Ohio
  21. Syracuse, N.Y.
  22. Omaha, Neb.
  23. Des Moines, Iowa
  24. Toledo, Ohio
  25. Providence, R.I.
Dealing With Fall Allergy Symptoms

All of these cities fall into the "worse than average" category, so even if you've been through past fall allergy seasons in your city or don't live in one on the Top 25, try these tips from the AAFA.
  • Close windows and doors to keep pollen outside.
  • Keep dust mites where you sleep to a minimum by washing sheets often.
  • Reduce mold presence by decreasing moisture around the house with a dehumidifier. (Keep humidity below 50 percent.)