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Allergy & Asthma Associates of Southern California has been recognized as one of the top Mission Viejo Pediatrics practices.

Approximately 15% to 20% of the US population has some degree of allergic rhinitis, or hay fever. It is found equally in both men and women. Hay fever is often seasonal, but it can last all year long if the allergen stays throughout the year. This region of Southern California presents us with a whole host of things that can cause hay fever, including grasses (e.g., Bermuda, fescue, orchard and Timothy), trees (e.g., oak, olive, maple, walnut and sycamore) and weeds (e.g., ragweed, sagebrush, lamb's quarters and Russian thistle). At Allergy & Asthma Associates of Southern California, our board-certified and fellowship-trained specialists are experts when it comes to treating hay fever.

What causes hay fever?

Despite its name, hay fever is not caused by hay and it does not cause a fever. Symptoms such as eye irritation, sneezing and nasal congestion that afflict farmers while harvesting field hay is what promoted this popular term. Hay fever is caused by allergens, foreign substances such as pollens and molds that enter the body by inhalation. The most common symptoms of hay fever include sneezing, runny nose, congestion, watery eyes from allergies, postnasal drip and a sensation of plugged ear(s).

Treating hay fever

After discovering what is triggering your hay fever, one of our allergy doctors will develop a personalized treatment plan designed for effective, lasting relief. This may include allergy shots (immunotherapy), oral immunotherapy, antihistamines, topical nasal steroids and oral decongestants. Of course, one of the most effective treatments is to simply avoid the allergen causing your hay fever. Finally, our doctors always look at the most conservative and cost-effective treatment for allergies first.

For more information about hay fever treatment or to schedule your personal appointment with one of our allergy doctors, call (949) 364-2900 today. You can also use our online Request an Appointment form to schedule a future appointment. Our patients come to us from Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistsrano, Talega, Aliso Viejo, Coto de Caza, Dana Point and Irvine in Orange County (OC), CA.

 

What's New

Allergy and Asthma Associates has established the Food Allergy Center, the first and only one of its kind in Orange County, to focus exclusively on the diagnosis and now treatment of food allergy. We are now offering oral immunotherapy. The purpose of oral immunotherapy (OIT) is to decrease your sensitivity to allergy-causing foods, so that exposure to the offending food (peanut, milk, egg, tree nuts etc.) will result in fewer and less severe symptoms in the event of an accidental exposure.

 
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What Our Patients Say About Us

  • I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t do anything that I wanted to do, let alone go out and do anything athletic with my children or for myself. Then I met Dr Berger. He changed my life – he put in the time, the effort and the extra research to get me the diagnosis and the correct medications that changed my life forever!... - Linda

  • When I first got diagnosed with asthma it started off as exercised induced but throughout the years it became worse than that. Just a wind would make me feel like I needed to take my inhaler, a change in the weather and I had to take a breathing treatment. It was really hard especially for being an athlete, because you don’t want anything holding you back from what you love to do...

 
 

Three Locations to Serve You!

 

27800 Medical Center Road
Suite 244
Mission Viejo,
CA 92691

675 Camino de Los Mares
Suite 403
San Clemente,
CA 92673

15785 Laguna Canyon Road
Suite 100
Irvine,
CA 92618

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