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Is There a Treatment for Your Type of Rhinitis?

Rhinitis is quite common, characterized by inflammation of the mucous membrane. You may experience it as a runny or stuffy nose, excessive sneezing, an itchy nose, and eye irritation. Rhinitis is often caused by viral infections or allergic reactions to a

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Testing for Skin Allergies

A contact allergen is any item or substance that has been in contact with your skin or mucous membrane and has caused a reaction know as urticaria (also known as hives) or dermatitis. The development of urticaria, or hives, can be traced back to protein

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Are Dust Mites Causing Your Allergies?

Is it possible that house dust mites, or HDM, are causing your allergies? The answer is yes. Dust mites live most of their lives in mattresses as well as other warm dusty hiding spots in your home. Asthma and allergy relief can be as easy as keeping your

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RAMC Highlights Local Child Care Centers

“Skin allergy doctors often work closely with local child care centers to help students with the most common allergies…” Riviera Allergy Medical Center (RAMC), headed by Ulrike Ziegner, MD, PhD, is an allergy and asthma center that specializes in tr

Anaphylaxis Overview

Anaphylaxis (an-a-fi-LAK-sis) is a serious, life-threatening allergic reaction. The most common anaphylactic reactions are to foods, insect stings, medications and latex. If you are allergic to a substance, your immune system overreacts to this a

RAMC Quarterly Newsletter

Personal note from the doctor… Dear Friends, We’re enjoying the warmer weather here in Redondo Beach, CA.  Strolling down to the harbor no longer requires coats and scarves.  Spring is in the air. Literally. From grass to flowers and tree pollen

RAMC Highlights 6 Allergy and Asthma Organizations

“Allergy doctors often work closely with allergy and asthma organizations when treating most common allergies…” Riviera Allergy Medical Center (RAMC), headed by Ulrike Ziegner, MD, PhD, is an allergy and asthma center that specializes in