ARLINGTON HEIGHTS (March 20, 2012) – The first day of spring brings record high pollen counts to the Atlanta area, beating yesterday’s record by 1,200 points.  Yesterday’s count was 8,164. Today’s 9,369 particles of pollen per cubic meter of air is 55 percent higher than the old record prior to this week of 6,013, set on April 12, 1999.

Anything more than 1,500 is considered “extremely high.” Last year, the highest pollen count measured in the Atlanta area was 3,939 on March 24.

“Weather conditions are particularly favorable for this ‘perfect storm’ of pollen, which is making an already extended allergy season even worse,” said allergist Stanley Fineman, MD, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.  “We are seeing patients with allergy symptoms much worse than usual for this time of year.”

To find relief, allergy sufferers need to know what is causing their symptoms.  Allergists are experts at diagnosing and treating allergies.  “Allergy skin tests can be very helpful to identify triggers,” said Dr. Fineman.

Visit to learn more about spring allergies and to find an allergist near you who can ensure you get the best treatment


The ACAAI is a professional medical organization headquartered in Arlington Heights, Ill., that promotes excellence in the practice of the subspecialty of allergy and immunology. The College, comprising more than 5,000 allergists-immunologists and related health care professionals, fosters a culture of collaboration and congeniality in which its members work together and with others toward the common goals of patient care, education, advocacy and research.


Riviera Allergy Medical Center offers general treatment for asthmaasthma treatment for childrenskin allergy treatment, allergy asthma relief, allergy and asthma care, testing for food allergies and much more. Located in the South Bay, the allergy and asthma center is headed up by renowned seasonal allergy treatment specialist Dr. Ulrike Ziegner. The center safely administers allergy shots for those seeking seasonal allergy relief.

Do you wonder what true vibrant health feels like?  Do you have symptoms of a cold more than 4 times per year?  RAMC can help you find a way to restore regularity to your breathing, and get a deeper nights rest by examining the various environmental allergy triggers (pollens, grass, trees, inhalants, dogs, cats, mold, dust), as well as seasonal and food allergy triggers. Do you have symptoms of a cold more than 4 times per year?  Many are often surprised to find out that this is actually not a result of your need to excersize more, or a low immune system, but rather a curable environmental allergy trigger.  Have you noticed a loss of your sense of smell?  It may be due to post nasal drip or a sinus condition.  Did you know that runny nose could be caused by sinus conditions, food allergies, acid reflux, heartburn and even environmental allergies?  Did you know that coughing could be caused by a sinus condition, food allergies or acid reflux?

These are some of the things you will learn by visiting the Riviera Allergy Medical Center.  If you are having problems with your allergies, you may benefit from a trip to see Dr. Z.  Give us a call (310) 792-9050 or visit us at 1711 Via El Prado, Suite 101, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.  We’re located in the heart of Riviera Village. See Map.

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