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American allergy sufferers, take note: McAllen, Texas, might be the worst place to be this spring. Higher-than-average pollen counts and allergy medicine use, along with a dearth of board-certified allergists, put the city at the top of this year's annual ranking of "Spring Allergy Capitals" from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Each year the AAFA report ranks the 100 largest metro areas in the continental United States. Here are the cities to flee if you're prone to spring allergy attacks, followed by the ones where you can breathe easy.