Sublingual Allergy Drops Training for Physicians
Dr. Dean Mitchell M.D. Trains Doctors on Treating Patients with SLIT
An Introduction to MD Allergy Drops
Allergies and asthma are on the rise, and it is almost impossible for patients to avoid the most common and potent environmental allergens like dust mites, mold, pollens, and animal dander. And many physicians are not treating patients or are treating patients with outdated, painful treatments like allergy shots. Now there is a safe, proven way to treat allergies – sublingual immunotherapy or sublingual allergy drops.
MD Allergy Drops is a rigorous, comprehensive training provided to physicians with a strong interest in diagnosing and treating allergic and asthmatic patients with the most up-to-date modalities.
As a doctor, you can provide your patients with a safe, convenient, effective, natural alternative to chronic medications that only mask their symptoms. You will improve patients’ compliance with their treatment and improve their quality of life.
Which Specialists are Qualified for this Training Program?
We will register a limited amount of providers that meet the criteria to provide safe and efficacious treatment to their patients with sublingual allergy immunotherapy.
- General Internists
- General Practitioners
Up until now, most of these practices have either referred their patients to an allergist for skin testing – and possibly allergy injections – or they have just treated them with antihistamines. The sublingual allergy drop physician training and treatment method has sparked a deep interest in all of these physicians because, for the first time, they can feel comfortable caring for their allergic patients in this simple yet specialized way.
Why MD Allergy Drops Training is the Best Choice for Your Practice
Allergy Drops are Medically Proven
- Based on protocols that are backed by hundreds of medical studies in top medical journals over the past 20 years.
- Have been used in Europe and other parts of the world for more than six decades.
- According to the World Health Organization, allergy drops are safe for most people and are a “viable alternative” to allergy shots.
Allergy Drops are Safe, Effective, and Painless for Both Children and Adults
- No more allergy shots.
- Usually begins working within months and sometimes after just a few weeks.*
- Can alleviate allergy symptoms within three years.*
- Can decrease patient’s need for symptom-relieving medication.*
- Can also help alleviate allergic rhinitis and asthma.*
- Can be used in children as young as four and adults of all ages.
*Individual results may vary.
Here’s what a doctor says:
“I frequently referred patients to NY allergist Dr. Dean Mitchell during the eleven years I practiced internal medicine in Manhattan from 1997-2008. I was greatly impressed by Dr. Mitchell’s successful use of sublingual immunotherapy in my patients. Several I referred to him suffered from moderately severe allergic disease, including allergic asthma, allergic rhinitis, and eczema. Many improved dramatically with this treatment, reducing their need for medications, and none reported any side effects from it. My patients were very receptive to this treatment, and were far more compliant with it than patients usually are with allergy shots. I was so impressed with Dr. Mitchell’s expertise, that I referred my daughter to his care, and saw him as a patient myself. Both of us improved dramatically with sublingual immunotherapy.”
— Michael A. Gnatt, MD, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, Rockville, Maryland
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are Drops Safer Than Shots?
The beauty of allergy drops versus injections is that the patient is receiving small, safe doses daily, but at the same time, the body is getting a quantity of medication that is one hundred times higher, which leads to immune protection.
The initial dose is small, and then the concentration is gradually increased each month. The sublingual route takes advantage of direct absorption into the venous bloodstream through the mucosa – a much slower method than an injection.
Because of its rapid and direct entry into the bloodstream, a vaccine injection carries the risk of anaphylactic response, which is practically eliminated through sublingual administration. In my 13 years of administering allergy drops, I have never had a single patient experience an anaphylactic response. In addition, throughout the world, there have been no reported fatalities using sublingual immunotherapy.
Can I trust my patients to be compliant in taking the drops regularly?
Compliance with sublingual immunotherapy is much greater than with injection immunotherapy. Patients are able to avoid the pain and hassle of traveling to a physician’s office for regular injections, and you will teach them to make the drops a part of their daily routines. In fact, a 2006 study in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology reported that patients on allergy drops had over 75 percent compliance in completing the full course of treatment, and of the 75 percent that completed the program, over 90 percent of doses were taken – high results for a home-based program. In comparison, allergy injections typically only have 30 to 40 percent patient compliance.
Does it really work? What types of studies have been done?
Not only have I personally witnessed and documented my patients’ successful treatment with this therapy, there have been numerous scientific studies and medical articles in the past decade that confirm the effectiveness of sublingual immunotherapy. In 1998, the World Health Organization reported that “well-designed studies employing high-dose sublingual-swallow immunotherapy provide evidence that this form of therapy may be a viable alternative to injection therapy in the treatment of allergic airway disease.” Please refer to the medical evidence sheet in this kit for highlights of some of the key medical studies on this subject.
Are allergy drops FDA-approved?
Allergy vaccines in the United States are currently FDA-approved for injections only so giving the vaccine sublingually is considered off-label use.
However, the allergy vaccines used sublingually are made from the same vaccines used for injections. The only difference is that the vaccine is taken in drops under the tongue. In general, safety of a medication increases as you go from injections to oral or topical preparations. As you know, there are several medications that are or were commonly and successfully used off-label, including Botox, Rogaine and even aspirin. In addition, sublingual immunotherapy has been widely used in Europe for many years, especially France, Italy and England. It is also approved for use in Canada.
Is it safe for patients to administer allergy drops at home?
Yes. You and your staff will be trained on how to teach your patients to self-administer the drops. The initial dose will actually be administered in your office so you can observe the patient and make sure they understand how to follow the proper procedure. Patients are also sent home with a complete patient starter kit (which we provide to you) that includes a Protocol Sheet and instructions on what to do if an adverse reaction occurs at home.
What are the steps in allergy drops treatment?
The first step before you decide if your patient needs sublingual allergy drops is allergy testing. Allergy testing has never been safer or easier. The most common practice is to do prick skin testing with a variety of environmental allergens: dust mites, pollens, animal dander, or molds.
In the past skin testing required using needles, which of course nobody liked. Today, however, the multi-test prong that is used is plastic and feels like a gentle toothpick against the skin. The test literally takes seconds and can be interpreted within 15 minutes. In certain cases where patients may have very sensitive skin or have a skin disease (like eczema), a blood test may be a better option when testing for these allergies.
Once the allergy testing results are known, it’s time to analyze if a patient would benefit from sublingual allergy immunotherapy. In his sublingual allergy drops physician training, Dr. Dean discusses a number of things:
- The criteria for whether a patient is a good candidate for allergen immunotherapy
- Does the patient have unavoidable allergen exposure, for example, is there a pet in the home that the family has difficulty removing?
- Is the patient allergic to dust mites which are prevalent in everyone’s home?
- Whether they have multiple allergen exposures that limit their quality of life
We have treated many patients allergic to trees and grass who, after starting the sublingual allergy drops treatment, were so grateful that they could finally enjoy beautiful spring weather.
Sublingual Allergy Drops Training
Over the past 5 years, Dr. Dean has personally trained doctors in sublingual immunotherapy from all over the east coast (from Maryland to Pennsylvania). These doctors flew in for one day immunotherapy intensive training to bring the allergy testing and sublingual allergy drops into their own practices.
In other states, mainly states on the west coast, Dr. Dean is working with companies that are helping to train all types of physicians in the allergy drops program.
Dr. Dean’s days of being called a “Shot Doctor” are finally over. Now he is getting used to being called “Drop Doctor,” a name he can happily live with.
Please contact our office if you would like further information on how to bring allergy testing and the sublingual allergy drops into your practice.
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