Mar 15, 2024 - News

The price to pay for spring

The downside of this beautiful image? The allergies it portends. Photo: Chris Seward/Raleigh News & Observer/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

It's not just you; Raleigh can be rough for those with seasonal allergies.

Why it matters: While spring brings some of the most beautiful weather and blossoms to the area, it can also be an incredibly challenging time for residents who suffer from asthma and allergies.

Driving the news: Raleigh is the ninth most challenging place to live with seasonal allergies in the country, according to an annual report from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

  • The Southeast and the lower Midwest are the hot spots for a rough allergy season, according to the report, which looked at pollen levels, over-the-counter allergy medicine use and availability of allergists.
  • Raleigh, in particular, was dinged for a lack of allergy specialists working in the area.
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