Did You Know?

​Sixty Million Americans have Allergies.
30% of Adults and 40% of Children.
95% of Asthma is caused by Allergies.
There have been few new substantial improvements in allergy tests or treatments developed for over 25 years.

Americans spend $18 Billion masking symptoms (Allegra, Claritin, Flonase, etc.), yet only 5% receive actual treatment.  Why?

Three Historic Methods of Testing 

1. Scratch Test:
  • Risky: Inject allergens into the skin – potential anaphylaxis exposure
  • Limited: Only tests for 40-50 different allergens
  • Time Consuming: Takes 45-60 minutes
  • Painful and uncomfortable​

Inaccurate: 30% of tests report a false positive result due to sensitive skin vs. an allergic reaction.  Therefore, there can be misdiagnoses.   

2. ImmunoCap Blood Cap:
  • Inconvenient: Draw whole blood with needles
  • Limited:  Each vial of blood typically tests for 4-6 allergens​
  • Large amount of blood needed for this test

 3. Food Challenge:
  • The patient is fed a concentrated amount of food and observed if there is an allergic reaction
  • Potentially dangerous:  A 3-year-old boy died in 2017 while being tested for milk allergies in the Birmingham Children’s Hospital in Alabama

Two Historic Methods of Treatment

Weekly Shots: High Drop-out Rate
  • Over a nine-month period an Allergist gradually increases dosage until a maintenance level is reached.  Patients typically do not start feeling better until after a year of treatment​
  • Only 16% of patients complete their treatment plan (typically 3-5 years) due to inconvenience, time requirements and length of time before feeling better

Sublingual Drops: Bad Tasting
  • Hold drops under the tongue for two minutes
  • Unpleasant taste (dog allergens tastes bad, etc.)
  • Less than 10% of patients complete the treatment plan (typically 3-5 years) 

Finally… There is a new way to be 
Tested and Treated for Allergies!

New Method of Testing

Fingerstick Blood Test:
  • Quick:  Prick your finger
  • Safe:  5 drops of blood vs. injecting allergens into the skin
  • Accurate:  Measurable results vs. skin test
  • Comprehensive: Tests for 180 allergens vs. avg. 40-50 in skin test
    • 104 Environmental (animals, fungi, grass, insects, molds, trees, weeds, etc.)
    • 67 Food (eggs, fruits, meat, milk, nuts, shell fish, vegetables, etc.)
    • 9 Non-Inhalant (latex, penicillin, venoms, etc.)

New Method of Treatment

Allerdent Toothpaste (FDA approved natural allergens):
  • Simple: Brush your teeth! – only two minutes daily to treat your non-food allergies and secondary asthma.  A custom-prescribed toothpaste is based on your test results, exam and history.
  • Safe: Delivered through the mucosa via the lymphatic system 
  • Effective:  Treatment begins at the maintenance level, so you feel better faster (many feel better within months)
  • Convenient: Portable (great for vacations, college, etc.)
  • Tastes Good:  Berry and mint flavors
  • Fluoride:  Add it or not 

Saves Money

What is the typical monthly cost of treatment options?
  • SCIT (shots):  Even though it is covered by insurance, you still need to pay a copay for each weekly visit - $60-$200
  • SLIT (drops): Specialists charge $130-$150
  • OMIT (toothpaste): $59 

Click the button below to schedule an online appointment with a healthcare provider so you may be assessed, and once you know what you are allergic to for your non-food allergies you have the option to begin treatment by simply brushing away your allergies!

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