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The 10 Worst Cities For Spring 2014 Allergies

Despite the lingering chilly temperatures and persistent threats of snowfall, millions of Americans have started heading to their doctors with itchy, watery eyes, runny noses, headaches, difficulty breathing and more of the classic symptoms of seasonal al

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Mastocytosis In Children – Common Misdiagnosis

Mastocytosis is a rare condition causes by an excessive amount of mast cells in the skin. Because mast cells play a role in allergies and anaphylaxis, it is often missed or misdiagnosed. Dr. Ulrike Ziegner of Riviera Allergy Medical Center has extensive e

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Why Salt Works for Respiratory and Skin Disorders

Salt as Therapy for Respiratory, Skin Disorders Sodium chloride (NaCl), more commonly known as salt, is found in abundance in nature and is without a doubt the most frequently used condiment around the globe. Its use as a seasoning, as a preservative, and

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Food Allergies are No Treat at Halloween

Children who suffer from some of the most common food allergies often find that Halloween can be more of a trick than a treat. Dr. Ulrike Ziegner, our allergy treatment specialist, provides some recommendations to help keep this from becoming a scary occa

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Chemical Allergens and Your Itchy Skin

Do you have a hard time wearing perfumes, certain moisturizers, or cosmetic products? Many people find that harsh chemicals in cosmetics and personal care items easily irritate their skin. If you are one of these people, read on to find out more about how