Urban areas also have a higher number of male plants — the pollinating kind — which can make allergies worse. “Men are the bad guys when it comes to the plants,” Dr. Bassett said.

TWC_logo_100x100If you live in the “pollen belt” — the swath of the country that stretches from the southern Midwest to the Southeast — you might be experiencing extra seasonal symptoms this fall.  Read Dr. Clifford Bassett’s comments on Fall Allergy Cities here: http://www.weather.com/health/worst-fall-allergy-cities-2014-20141030