A Texas native who grew up in Fort Worth, Dr. Shea attended Paschal High School, Tarrant County College, and then University of Texas at Arlington, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. He then attended the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston where he finished medical school in 3 years, completed 2 years of general surgery, and 3 years of otolaryngology / head and neck surgery residency. 1n 1979 became certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery after ranking number 10 out of 500 on this national board exam. That same year, he started practicing Otolaryngology in Fort Worth. In 1987 he passed written and oral exams and became a Fellow of the American Board of Otolaryngic Allergy.
Personal experience with allergies began with chronic food allergies during infancy, resulting in sinus and middle ear infections. "Hayfever" began in early teens. Then during adult years, multiple chronic food allergies: migraines from pork, gastrointestinal problems from onion, heart irregularities from processed soy, tinnitus from chocolate, etc.
Treatment has ranged from antihistamines, decongestants, steroid sprays, to a series of allergy shots from the Otolaryngology Clinic in Galveston. Eventually, sinus surgery was required, but continued nasal congestion from chronic delayed food allergy remained. Changing the diet was difficult and helped little. Finally, the solution was found: sublingual testing and treatment of common foods resulted in resolution of nasal congestion, migraines, GI upset and bigeminy. Airborne allergies improved with allergy drops.
ALLERTO® was born.
Patents for the method of testing and treating delayed food allergies were awarded in 2014 and 2018.
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Allertol is NOT used to prevent or treat immediate life-threatening allergy/anaphylaxis.