Dr. Sameer Gupta – Expert In Allergies, Asthma & Skin Rashes

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Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm

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41715 Winchester Rd. #206 Temecula, CA 92590

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(951) 296-0795

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Dr. Sameer Gupta |Allergist

Welcome to Sniffles & Itch – Where We Cure Allergies

Dr. Sameer Gupta | Allergist Temecula

I became an Allergist because I wanted to help patients experience freedom from common allergies that can sometimes have a debilitating effect on their lives. I have worked for many years researching and testing methods to cure allergies and I feel I have the ability to help many of my patients successful achieve this goal. My practice specializes in treatment plans for asthma, allergies and skin rashes.

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Allergies We Treat

Don’t let your allergies control how you live. Dr. Gupta helps the patient, not just the symptoms. As an allergist in Temecula, Dr. Gupta can help treat the underlying causes of your conditions. This means you get the best of both worlds: relief for the short-term and help prevent flare-ups in the long-term.

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Testing for Allergies

Allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S. with an annual cost in excess of $18 billion. More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year. A skin test combined with a medical history, may be an essential first step to treating allergic conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Got allergies? Then you probably have questions. Dr. Gupta tries to answer some of the most common questions he gets as an Allergist. Click here for the answers to some of the most popular allergy questions he often receives from his patients and social media followers.

Why Dr. Gupta | Allergist Temecula | Sniffles & Itch

It's About Curing Your Allergies, and Alleviating Your Symptoms.

Dr. Gupta is laser focused on helping you find a solution to the allergies that ail you. If he can’t achieve that goal, he will tell you. 

Serving the Residents of the Temecula Valley

He really cares and he has been serving residents of the Temecula Valley and Southwest Riverside since 2014 and has developed a reputation of being compassionate and caring for his patients.

The Experience You Trust for the Relief You Need!

Sameer Gupta, MD is committed to researching and using the latest diagnostic tools and treatments to help his patients who suffer with allergies, asthma and skin rashes.

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Allergic Rhinitis Temecula Nasal Allergy

50,000,000+

Americans Struggle With Allergies

1 in 13

Americans have Asthma

8.8 Million

Children Have Skin Allergies

$18 Billion+

Annual Costs of Allergies

Allergies We Treat

Allergist Temecula

We Help the Patient, Not Just the Symptoms

As an allergist and immunologist, Dr. Gupta can help treat the underlying causes of your conditions. This means you get the best of both worlds: relief for the short-term and help prevent flare-ups in the long-term.

Nasal allergies
Asthma
Food allergies
Pet Allergies
Immune deficiency
Eosinophilic esophagitis
Chronic hives

Chronic cough
Chronic or recurrent sinus infections
Eczema / atopic dermatitis
Contact dermatitis
Stinging insect allergy
Anaphylaxis
Eye Related Allergies

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We accept the following insurance companies.

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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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FAQ

Is there onsite parking?

Yes. Our parking lot on the east side of our building accommodates over 25 vehicles.

What is an Allergy?

One of the marvels of the human body is that it can defend itself against harmful invaders such as viruses or bacteria. In some people, the body reacts to harmless substances such as dust, mold or pollen by producing an antibody called immunoglobulin E (IgE). When patients with one of the allergic diseases (such as rhinitis or asthma) are exposed to these substances, the immune system then rallies its defenses, launching a host of complex chemical weapons to attack and destroy the supposed enemy. In the process, some unpleasant and, in extreme cases, life-threatening symptoms may be experienced.

What causes an allergic reaction?

Hundreds or even thousands of ordinary substances can trigger allergic reactions. These are called “allergens.” Among the most common are plant pollen, molds, household dust (dust mites), animal dander, industrial chemicals, foods, medicines and insect stings.

An allergic reaction may occur anywhere in the body, but usually appears in the skin, eyes, lining of the stomach, nose, sinuses, throat and lungs — places where special immune system cells are stationed to fight off invaders that are inhaled, swallowed or come in contact with the skin.

Who develops allergies?

Allergies can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, race or socioeconomic status. While it’s true that allergies are more common in children, they can occur for the first time at any age or, in some cases, recur after many years of remission.

Although the exact genetic factors are not yet understood, the tendency to allergies, as well as to allergic disease, is linked to heredity.

Can allergies be cured?

Allergies can be “cured” by using a process called desensitization. Once the allergen is clearly identified, usually by a scratch test, the patient is repeatedly injected subcutaneously, over a series of days or weeks, with small amounts if the purified allergen. Alternatively, we can use allergy drops under the tongue (sublingual). These repeated allergy exposures stimulate the patients immune system to no longer react to the allergen over time (tolerize). When the allergen enters the body again the immune system creates antibodies that bind it and prevent (block) it from binding to mast cells (allergy cells). When mast cells bind the allergen, the binding stimulates them to produce and release histamine which causes the allergic reaction. In this case the word cure means, it blocks the allergic reaction from happening.

How do I know if It’s allergies or a cold?

The symptoms can be similar: Both can cause sneezingcongestionrunny nose, watery eyesfatigue, and headaches. Itching in the eyes or nose is more common with allergies and less common with a cold. Cold symptoms have no pattern to how they develop. An allergic reaction happens  all at once. Allergies are not contagious. If you feel you are dealing with allergies, please consult with your primary care physician and have them refer you to my office.

What’s a Pollen Count?

Every day from spring to fall the weatherman gives this report. It measures the amount of pollen in the air. The numbers might include mold spores and three types of pollen: grasses, trees, and weeds. The count covers grains per square meter of air collected over 24 hours. It’s translated into a corresponding level: absent, low, medium, or high.

If the count is low, you probably won’t have a problem unless you’re crazy sensitive to pollen. If you have some problems with it, then a medium reading means you’ll probably have a few sniffles. A high count translates to grab the tissue box.

The count can help you plan outdoor activities. If you’re really sensitive, you might want to stay indoors on a high pollen count day. But you should be OK on low and maybe even medium days. If you are struggling with pollen allergies, please get a referral to see Dr. Gupta, so he can diagnose your condition and help you get relief.

If I move, will my allergies go away?

Typically, Not. Moving won’t cure the allergies or symptoms you already have. Allergy immunotherapy is the only proven way to resolve allergies. You may have some temporary relief to your symptoms after moving, but most of the time people will develop new allergies to the new environment after a period of time. Allergy immunotherapy can help and reduce this effect.

What does "Hypoallergenic" mean?

“Hypo”means under or less than, so it’s a product that’s less likely to trigger an allergic reaction.

Many things we use every day, like cleansers, soaps, deodorants, makeup, and even mouthwash, have ingredients that can trigger a skin allergy. When you expose your skin to these ingredients — most often fragrances and chemicals used as preservatives — you can get contact dermatitis. It starts as red areas that itch and swell. Some people get rashes or blisters.

If you see “hypoallergenic”on the label, it means the product doesn’t have those things in it. But manufacturers don’t have to prove that claim. There are no regulations or standards for them to follow.

Using hypoallergenic products makes a reaction less likely, but nothing can guarantee it will never irritate your skin or trigger an allergy. Test anything new before you use it, especially if you have had skin reactions before. Dab a little on your inner wrist or elbow and wait. You should know how it affects you within 24 hours.

What is asthma?

Asthma is a chronic, inflammatory lung disease characterized by recurrent breathing problems. The four cardinal symptoms of asthma are shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness and cough. These symptoms occur when the inflammation of the lungs trigger the airways to twitch. It is the twitching of the airways of the lungs that causes the respiratory problems.

Many things can cause or trigger this twitching of the airways or airway hyper-reactivity. Allergies can be a common cause of airways hyper-reactivity. Other triggers can include respiratory infections, cold air, exercise and various irritants like air pollution and fragrances. 

Do I need to arrive early for my first appointment?

Yes. The check-in and medical application takes around 15-20 minutes.

What do I need to bring to my first appointment?

Proof of identification and insurance information and a form of payment for anything not covered by Insurance.

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