Dr. Michelle Yasharpour, MD, FACAAI, FAAAAI


Physician
Allergy

Specialty

Pediatric Allergy

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Michelle Yasharpour, MD
150 N. Robertson Boulevard
Suite 307
Beverly Hills, California 90211
For an appointment, call (310) 285-6650
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About Dr. Michelle Yasharpour, MD, FACAAI, FAAAAI

Michelle Yasharpour, MD, is a board certified allergy, immunology and asthma specialist practicing in Beverly Hills. She is a firm believer in patient-centered, compassionate, individualized, and comprehensive medical care.

Conditions Treated

Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Allergic Rhinitis
Anaphylaxis (Anaphyactic Shock)
Asthma
Atopic Dermatitis
Hives (Urticaria)
Allergic Conjunctivitis
Food Allergy
Hereditary Angioedema (HAE)
Sinusitis

Procedures & Services

Allergy Shots (Immunotherapy)
Allergy Tests
Lung Function Tests
Patch Testing for Contact Dermatitis
Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
Food Challenge Test

Tips & Wisdom

Eczema. What Can I Do?
Moisturize! Slathering on a gentle, fragrance-free moisturizer is one of the best ways to naturally treat eczema. Healthy skin cells are plumped up with water, forming a protective barrier against damage and infection. Fats and oils in the skin help retain moisture, maintain body temperature and also prevent harmful substances or bacteria from entering our bodies. Eczema skin is less able to retain water. Moisture is then lost from the deeper layers of the skin, allowing bacteria or irritants...
Dust Mite Control
Dust mites are microscopic eight-legged creatures in the family of arachnids. People who are allergic to dust mites react to proteins within the bodies and feces of the mites which are found mostly in pillows, mattresses, carpeting and upholstered furniture. These particles float in the air when anyone vacuums, walks on a carpet or disturbs the bedding. Mites eat particles of skin and dander and thrive in places where there are people and animals. Having dust mites does NOT mean that you have a ...
Outdoor Pollen Avoidance
In Southern California, pollination lasts year-round. Stay indoors with windows closed as much as possible, especially when the air levels of the pollen and/or mold that you are allergic to are high Pollen levels tend to peak in the morning hours. You can check pollen levels on Allergy Alert App or Pollen.com. There are several apps with allergy forecasts. Seasonal allergic rhinitis is often caused by tree pollen in the early spring. During the late spring and early summer, grasses of...
Outdoor and Indoor Mold Avoidance
Outdoor Mold Avoidance Avoid raking the leaves. Stay away from compost piles. Stay away from heavily wooded areas. Avoid cutting the grass. Stay away from hay bales. Indoor Mold Avoidance Reduce indoor dampness and humidity, because indoor molds require dampness to grow (usually found in basements, bathrooms or anywhere with leaks). Promptly repair and seal leaking roofs or pipes. Use air conditioning and dehumidifiers to keep humidity levels below 50%. Using dehumid...
Cockroach Allergy Control
Hire a pest control expert/exterminator. Block all areas where roaches could enter the home, including crevices, wall cracks and windows. Fix and seal all leaky faucets and pipes, because cockroaches need water to survive. Remove food sources Keep food in lidded containers and put pet food dishes away after your pets are done eating. Vacuum and sweep the floor after meals, and take out garbage and recyclables. Use lidded garbage containers in the kitchen. Wash dishes immediately...
Pet Allergen Control
There are no “hypoallergenic” breeds of cats or dogs. Giving the pet away is the best control, which most pet owners are unwilling to do. Even after removing a cat from the home, the level of allergen will remain elevated for the next 5-6 months. Remove the pet from the home- keeping the animal outdoors If unable to keep the pet outdoors, then minimize contact and keep the pet out of the bedrooms and other rooms where you spend a great deal of time. Do not allow the pet on u...
Injectable Epinephrine
Always carry 2 devices with you, 1 in 5 patients experiencing anaphylaxis don’t improve after the first injection Epinephrine is light and temperature sensitive, make sure that you don’t leave your device in the car or anywhere where it can get overheated. Store at room temperature, do not refrigerate. Periodically check the epinephrine solution in the viewing window. Discard if you see particles. The solution should be clear-slightly yellow. Epinephrine has about a year she...

Patient Education Resources

Bleach Baths
Bacteria on the skin may make eczema worse and lead to infection. This simple formula makes for an anti‚Äźbacterial bath that is even gentler than a swimming pool and usually does not sting even when there is some open skin. Bathtub Fill a bathtub with warm (not hot!) water (about 40 gallons) Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of common liquid bleach into the water. Completely mix the added bleach in the water. Soak in the chlorinated water for about 10 minutes Rinse the skin well with warm, fres...
Histamine and Foods
Histamine is a natural substance produced by the body and is also present in many foods. It is released by the body during times of stress and allergy. When histamine is released it may cause one or more of the following symptoms: Eyes to itch, burn, or become watery Nose to itch, sneeze, and produce more mucus Skin to itch, develop rashes or hives Sinuses to become congested and cause headaches Lungs to wheeze or have spasms Stomach to experience cramps and diarrhea Ther...
Hives Overview
Hives, also known as urticaria, affect about 20 percent of people at some time during their lifetime. Hives can start as itching, followed by swollen, red welts. The itching may be mild to severe. Scratching, alcoholic beverages, exercise, and emotional stress may worsen the itching. Hives symptoms can come and go, lasting minutes, hours, days, several weeks, months, or even years. There are two types of hives, depending on how long they last: Acute urticaria: hives that last six weeks or ...
Sunscreen Allergy
Sunscreens have been associated with both allergic contact dermatitis and photo allergy. With allergic contact dermatitis, a person typically develops an itchy skin rash only where the product is applied to the skin, and this is not unlike poison ivy, as the reaction may worsen over several days. In contact photoallergy, the reaction is due to the combination of applied substance and sunlight; therefore skin symptoms appear only once the product-laden skin is exposed to the sun. It can ...

Education & Training

Dr. Yasharpour graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She then received her medical degree with Dean’s List Honors and a special distinction in Dermatology Research from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

After graduation, Dr. Yasharpour returned to Los Angeles for her postgraduate training in Internal Medicine at the world-renowned Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Afterward, she completed a prestigious fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at University of California, Irvine (UCI).

Dr. Yasharpour has co-authored several publications in leading peer-reviewed journals and has participated in numerous high-level meetings and conferences as a recognized expert in her field.