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All about rhinitis


Allergen avoidance in the treatment of asthma and allergic rhinitis



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American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
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Only your personal physician can provide you with medical advice.  If Dr. Feigenbaum is not your physician, the following should not be construed as medical advice.)

Adult & Pediatric Allergist

(We treat kids 6 Years and Older)



Conditions treated by Dr. Feigenbaum

  • Nasal Issues-Allergic Rhinitis
  • Asthma & Cough
  • Food Allergy, Food Intolerance
  • Acute & chronic sinusitis
  • Drug Allergy & Desensitization
  • Chronic Eczema/Dermatitis (For these conditions, Dr. Feigenbaum's focus is on trying to find food and or chemical allergens causing the rash. If topical medications are required, they are usually prescribed by a dermatologist.)
  • Allergic Reactions
  • Anaphylaxis
  • ​Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Other Allergy Immunology Conditions
  • Hives and Angioedema/Swelling (Unlike the other conditions on this list, Dr. Feigenbaum is usually not able to find triggers for hives and swelling.  Treatment often ends up consisting of daily antihistamines.) 



We wish we could help, but Dr. Feigenbaum does not have expertise with:


  • Mold/fungus exposure and overgrowth
  • Leaky gut
  • Sick building
  • Chemical sensitivity (other than chemicals causing allergic contact dermatitis)
  • Most immune deficiencies (Please call to clarify)
  • Testing--hair testing, ALCAT testing, IGg testing, heavy metal testing, lymphocyte activation testing, stool testing



With children 6 and over, we can generally perform allergy testing for foods and environmental/airborne allergens.  Pulmonary function testing (for asthma and chronic cough) also usually works well.


In our practice, we generally avoid starting allergy shots in children.  We focus on allergen avoidance and if medications seem necessary, using an (FDA-approved for kids) medication at the lowest effective dose and for the least amount of time.


​​Have a question?  Please give us a call-- 619 291 5800--We'd love to help!

Update 9/01/2020  Hi Everyone, it's Dr Feigenbaum. We're not accepting new patients right now. You could try my colleagues at Scripps Clinic Allergy Carmel Valley. If you're a current patient and need me for something, my cell phone is 858 215 2201.  


Thanks! BF

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