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.
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, permanently reverse their symptoms, 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
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.
- Can permanently reverse symptoms.
- Usually begins working within months and sometimes after just a few weeks.
- Can eliminate allergies 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.
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
Read more about the MD Allergy Drops Training Program curriculum
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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