- On August 11, 2021
McAllen has once again been named the worst city in the entire United States for allergies. Luckily, South Texas Sinus Institute is here to help.
It probably comes as no surprise to allergy sufferers who live here, but McAllen has been named as one of the worst cities in the U.S. by several publications over the last few years. These rankings take into account our region’s population growth, climate, allergy season and pollen counts among other factors.
Unlike many cities, allergy season really doesn’t end in McAllen. Tree and grass cause big problems in the spring and summer. In the fall, it’s ragweed. Research shows an increase in ragweed pollen in Texas over the past 25 years, which certainly doesn’t help. What’s more, the mold count has more than tripled over the past 15 years and it continues to hold at an increased level in the area.
If those parts of the year aren’t bad enough – winter is the worst. Residents in McAllen end up suffering from cedar fever caused by cedar trees. The symptoms can be so bad, some people think they have the flu.
It’s estimated that as much as 80 percent of the population of McAllen deals with allergies at some point during the year.10 Worst Cities for Allergies
Fortunately, STSI is your first line of defense against an allergy season that never seems to end. We offer a variety of testing and treatment options.
Request an appointment with us today and let’s solve your allergy problems together, or call 956-661-8200.