Dr. Margaret L. Soderberg M.D.
Allergist and Immunologist4644 Lincoln Blvd Suite 410 Marina Del Rey California, 90292
Dr. Margaret Soderberg practices Allergy and Immunology care in Marina Del Rey, California. Dr. Soderberg specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of asthma and other allergic diseases. Allergist-Immunologists are trained and certified to treat each patients sensitivity and response to allergens of varying severity. Dr. Soderberg provides several means of testing and treatment to increase immunity to potentially harmful substances.
Education and Training
MD at the University of Michigan
Pediatrics Certification at the University of Southern California
Allergy and Asthma Certification at University of California
Univ of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 1974
Dr. Margaret L. Soderberg M.D.'s Expert Contributions
Yes, bedbugs could have most definitely caused this rash. Examine your mattress because mattresses are often a hiding place for these creatures. Sincerely, Margaret L. Soderberg, M.D., FACAAI READ MORE
The only recommendation is complete avoidance of gluten containing foods. Sincerely, Margaret L. Soderberg, M.D., FACAACI READ MORE
Yes, antihistamines can cause drowsiness. Benadryl especially causes this. The newer antihistamines (second generation) such as Claritin or Allegra, have less of a tendency to do this. Respectfully submitted, Margaret L. Soderberg, M.D., FACAAI READ MORE
Allergy immunotherapy has been perfected over the years. Allergy sensitivity can be determined by specific reactivity of the allergy antibody to pollens, molds, and certain foods. For those people who have allergic rhinitis (hayfever) and those who have allergic asthma, immunotherapy is the closest treatment to a cure that we have. Relief of symptoms can improve by 80%. The shots build a blocking antibody which interferes with the specific allergic reaction and also trigger memory cells in the beginning. The process is lengthy with injections being given once or twice weekly for the first 6 months and then proceeding to every 2 weeks and, for many, eventually monthly intervals. Respectfully submitted, Margaret L. Soderberg, M.D., FACAAIBoard Certified READ MORE
There are specific hereditary immunodeficiency syndromes, most of which present in early childhood. Infectious diseases can attack the immune system, e.g., AIDS. In your case, if you have had recurrent infections throughout your life, this could possibly be related to allergies. Sincerely, Margaret L. Soderberg, M.D., FACAAIBoard Certified READ MORE
If your allergies are seasonal, allergy skin testing could identify specifically what your sensitivities are. Then an allergy specialist could discuss the possibility of immunotherapy as a treatment.(allergy shots). Immunotherapy is the closest “cure” we have thus far. Certain forms of sublingual immunotherapy are an option too. If you haven’t seen an Allergy specialist, you should. READ MORE
Lactose intolerance is the absence of the enzyme lactase. It can be managed easily by taking lactase tablets before meals containing milk. There are also specially treated milk products available. It most likely will be a life-long condition which one has to be aware of and easily manage. READ MORE
No, their immune system should be normal for age. READ MORE
Fresh paint usually has a chemical odor to it, especially if it’s an oil based paint. I would say that this is an irritant which provokes sensitive airways rather than an allergic provocation. READ MORE
Lactose intolerance is not regarded as an allergy. The lactase tablets are effective in diminishing the gas generated by lactose in those who have the deficiency. READ MORE
A reaction is anaphylactic if your airway is compromised I.e.if your throat swells & you can't breathe. READ MORE
If you have asthma or any respiratory condition, yes--you should get a flu shot. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Regional Public Speaking -
- University of Southern California
Professional Society Memberships
- United Nations Association of Southern California, The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Articles and Publications
- Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, Los Angeles
What do you attribute your success to?
- She continues to be fascinated by immunology, particularly in neonates. She loves to establish a good rapport with her patients and has a deep concern for the future of the human population.
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Patient Experience with Dr. Soderberg
- Can Asthma Develop in Adulthood?
In the not-so-distant past, researchers believed that asthma was a condition that always developed during childhood, and one that merely worsened in later adulthood. That theory has since been proven wrong, as asthma has begun to affect problem-free individuals in their thirties and later adult...
- What Are Histamine Blockers and How Do They Work?
What are histamine blockers?Histamine blockers also called as antihistamines are medications that block or reduce histamine to stop the symptoms of allergy. Histamine is a chemical that is released by a type of white blood cell called mast cell in response to allergies or injuries. The cells that...
- What Is Vistaril Used For?
What is Vistaril (hydroxyzine)?Vistaril is a medication used to reduce central nervous system activity. It is an antihistamine drug that can help reduce the effects of histamine in the body and relieve symptoms of allergy, such as histamine-induced itch, hives, and contact dermatitis.Vistaril is...
- How Do I Protect Myself from Spring Allergies?
Pollen grains from flowers are the main cause for spring allergies. When pollen enters an individual's nasal cavities, particularly in those who are allergic to them, it stimulates the immune system to react in an allergic response. Antibodies produced by the immune system start attacking the...
- How is Sinusitis Diagnosed?
Sinus infection or sinusitis can be diagnosed by a qualified medical practitioner after a series of tests and examinations. Most cases are actually diagnosed based on the medical history of the patient and the examination of the doctor. This is because the more effective procedures like the MRI and...
- What are the Possible Side Effects of Methylprednisolone?
Methylprednisolone is a common drug that is recommended for a number of conditions like arthritis, blood-related problems, allergies, cancers, eye conditions, and various other medical conditions. Methylprednisolone helps in reducing the response of the immune system of the body to various triggers...
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