|Allergy Drops||Allergy Shots|
|Insurance||Testing & Clinic Visits||Yes|
|FDA Approved||Off-Label Use||Yes|
|Epinephrine?||No||Must Be Available|
|Reactions||Mouth Itching, Symptoms Worsening||Local Injection Reactions,Anaphylactic shock|
|Route||Drop Under Tongue||Injection|
|Duration||1 to 5 Years||3 or More Years|
|Frequency||Drops 3 Times Daily||Once of Twice Weekly|
|Kid Friendly||As Young as 2 Years||Not So Much|
|Indications||Seasonal Allergies, Chronic Food Allergy||Seasonal Allergies|
ALLERTOL is a portmanteau combining the words “allergen” and “tolerance”: aller + tol.
Allertol is an allergy drop solution inducing immune tolerance.
Fresh from his training program in Galveston, Dr. John P Shea attended a lecture in 1980 presented by the renowned Harvard trained allergist, Dr. Theron Randolph. Presented was the concept of immune reactions to multiple common foods, and the multitude of delayed symptoms that can be produced. He also discussed the oral route for immunotherapy as an alternative to allergy shots. In 1982, Dr. Shea began offering allergy drops to his patients. In 2007, after 25 years of evaluating allergy drops, ALLERTOL was born, providing an allergy drop solution for common delayed food allergies. The ALLERTOL METHOD of sublingual testing and long term immunotherapy using groups of common food favorites resulted in dramatic long term multi-symptom improvement. The delayed food allergy drops dramatically reduced need for allergy medications, clinic visits, and nasal / sinus procedures.
Allergy drops proved to have many advantages, especially safety.
ALLERTOL for delayed food allergy has helped with nasal complaints especially nasal blockage that worsens nocturnally, deep ear, eye and throat itching; headache including migraine, repeated cough, throat clearing, and wheezing; fatigue; skin itching and eczema; Menieres symptoms of intermittent blocked ear, tinnitus, dizziness.
Favorite foods, like Mexican food and pizza, most commonly cause delayed food allergy symptoms.
Testing for delayed food reactions has been difficult in the past. The “gold standard” has been elimination diets and food challenge. There are no available standard blood tests for delayed food allergies. Specialized skin testing by experienced allergy technicians can reveal delayed food allergy culprits by temporary symptom provocation and temporary relief.
Single food skin tests of IgE responses and needless ineffective blood tests of single foods have been replaced by simple, safe and inexpensive sublingual testing of common groups of food favorites.
ALLERTOL is formulated using food allergy extract approved for injection, by the FDA (Food and Drug Administraton).
ALLERTOL is not used for immediate severe anaphylactic reactions to a single known food such as peanut. High levels of antibody IgE are associated with these allergies. Blood tests measure IgE.
The World Health Organization has heralded the safety and efficacy of allergy drops, and suggested them as an alternative to allergy shots. The Cochrane review, an independent and respected British study group, has found allergy drops safe and effective. In Europe, allergy drops are commonplace, and in the USA this trend is occurring.
Allertol is NOT used to prevent or treat immediate life-threatening allergy/anaphylaxis.