Dear Friends,

The holidays are here, and we can see that something special is in the air when people come into our office. We love seeing happy smiles and so much cheer during the holiday season. From our family here at Riviera Allergy to yours, we wish you a happy Thanksgiving, festive holiday season, and a safe New Year.

During the holidays we see patients who are dealing with allergies, and it is affecting their ability to enjoy the winter. Despite the fact that many people associate allergies with warmer temperatures, those who live in Southern California are certainly prone to seasonal and perennial allergy symptoms during the winter as well.

In order to make the most out of your holidays, you may need to see an allergy doctor. If allergies are something that have been controlling your life, it’s time to make a change. Here are some things that you can expect from allergy testing.

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What is an Allergy Test?

One of the first things that your doctor will do is administer a variety of allergy tests to diagnose the reasons for your allergy symptoms.

One reason that it’s great to see an allergy doctor during the Holidays is because of the types of foods to which you’ll be exposed. When you eat at home, you can control what it is that you put into your body. However, at holiday parties, you never know what ingredients are used in the food.

We also highly recommend that students visit an allergy center during their winter break. An allergy center can provide asthma testing, and treatments of asthmatic symptoms. By getting early allergy and asthma care, you can avoid serious issues down the road.

Suggested Treatments

By diagnosing the cause of your allergy symptoms, your allergy doctor can provide the treatments that will be best for you.  The goal of the office visit is to change your life for the better.

When it comes to airborne allergies, you deserve the best seasonal allergy medicine.  RAMC has a variety of remedies for allergies.  For example, certain allergy cures may be provided in the form of inhalers, nasal sprays, tablets, injections or simply by avoidance of the identified allergen.

If you notice that your asthma & allergy symptoms coincide, your allergy specialist can advise you how to control both.  Finding the right allergy treatment may be a challenge, but it’s certainly something that can be done at an asthma and allergy center.

Q & A Hot Sheet

Q: Does my grass pollen allergy need to be considered in the winter?
A: Yes. There may not be as much grass/pollen flying around in the winter as in the summer, but in southern California, grass pollens are in the air 24-7, all year round, with peaks during the summer, and at 3 o’clock AM.

Q: Are my nasal allergies affecting my sleep?
A:  Yes. Nasal allergies can affect your sleep.  Your nose might be congested at night due to acid reflux or sinus infection.  To determine the cause of your sleep disruption visit an allergy specialist.

Q:  Do you offer nasal allergy treatment?
A:  Yes. Those treatments include nasal rinses and sprays, immunotherapy, subcutaneous and sublingual immunotherapy (SCIT & SLIT).

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Upcoming Events

  • Brighton Beach Memoirs – Come and learn more about Eugene Jerome, who grows up in 1937 Brooklyn as a lower middle-class family. See life through his eyes as he dreams of baseball and girls, while still living through an otherwise mundane life. The event runs from November 9th through December 14th at the Torrance Theater Company.
  • Riviera Village Holiday Stroll – Come down for an easy evening stroll on December 5th from 5pm to 9pm. As you take your walk down Redondo Beach, there will be plenty of shops open just for the occasion. You can also listen to local bands, watch dance teams, and get involved in more Redondo Beach spirit.


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Dr. Ziegner and the entire staff at Riviera Allergy Medical Center wish you a happy and allergy-free Thanksgiving!


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1711 Via El Prado, Suite 101
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Phone: 310.792.9050
Fax: 310.792.9048



About RAMC – Riviera Allergy Medical Center, located at 1711 Via El Prado, Suite 101 in Redondo Beach, offers allergy testing and asthma testing, as well as treatment for seasonal allergiessinus allergieschronic idiopathic urticaria and food allergies. Visit the website at to watch videos in the Allergy and Asthma Education Center. “Like” the Facebook page for tips on asthma and allergy relief. Call 310-792-9050 to schedule an appointment.


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