Sublingual Immunotherapy for Food AllergiesTired of avoiding reaction-causing foods? A revolution in food allergy treatment is here!
AllergyEasy can help with more than just environmental allergies. Sublingual drops for food allergies are designed to help patients tolerate more of the foods they enjoy–without fear of reactions.
What foods can be treated for?
You can take under-the-tongue allergy drops that contain a mix of 59 different food antigens, including milk, eggs, wheat, rice, nuts, soy and a variety of fruits and vegetables.
Are there side effects or risks?
Because the allergy drops contain the same particles found in nature, there are minimal side effects. And since sublingual allergy drops have a more favorable safety profile than shots,1 they can be taken safely at home.
How long until patients see results?
The majority of patients achieve relief from food allergy symptoms in three to six months of starting the food allergy treatment program and can then continue on maintenance food allergy drops. Some patients start to feel better in just the first few weeks of treatment. Each patient is unique, and results may vary.
How did this treatment come about?
Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) has been used successfully worldwide since the mid-1980s to treat environmental allergies. Recent studies, including high-profile clinical trials at Duke University involving nut allergy treatment, have proven sublingual immunotherapy to be a safe and highly effective treatment for food allergies as well.2
What health conditions have been improved with sublingual food allergy drops?
In addition to helping with standard food allergy treatment, under-the-tongue allergy drops have demonstrated efficacy with interstitial cystitis (IC) and eosinophilic esophagitis* treatment (EoE). The allergy drops can be prescribed for kids and adults.
Common Food Allergies
*Eosinophilic esophagitis treatment targets an allergic condition that was only recently differentiated from standard reflux. EoE is characterized by inflammation of the esophagus and can cause abdominal pain, difficulty in swallowing, and food impaction.
Common food allergy symptoms include:
- Itching in the mouth
- Swelling of the lips, palate and throat
- Gastrointestinal problems (gas, cramping, frequent diarrhea, etc.)
- Skin problems (eczema, hives and angiodema)
- Standard rhinorrhea, sinus problems, ear infections, etc. that persist even after treatment for environmental allergies
Why choose food allergy drops?
- Markedly reduce the chance of food-induced allergic reactions
- Easy, under-the-tongue serum administration
- Comprehensive antigen mix treats for 59 different food items
- Safer than allergy shots–minimal risk of side effects
- For children to seniors (sublingual serum has been shown to be safe for children under 5)3
From AllergyEasy Patients:
“The allergy serum changed my daughter’s life. I now have a happy 4-year-old who can eat any wheat product, cheese, ice cream, pizza….all of those normal kid things.”
“I had allergies to onion, garlic and spices. After about a month on the drops, I began seeing a decrease in the severe headaches and gastrointestinal upset. For the first time in 20 years, I don’t have to actively avoid spicy foods.”
–Brent Silver, M.D
1Ciprandi G, Marseglia GL. “Safety of Sublingual Immunotherapy.” Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents 2011 Jan-Mar
2Kim EH, Bird JA, Kulius M, Laubach S, Pons L, Shreffler W, Steele P, Kamilaris J, Vickery B, Burks AW. “Sublingual immunotherapy for peanut allergy: clinical and immunologic evidence of desensitization.” Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology Mar 2011
3Rienzo VD, Minelli M, Musarra A, Sambugaro R, Pecora S, Canonica WG. “Post-marketing survey on the safety of sublingual immunotherapy in children below the age of 5 years.” Clinical and Experimental Allergy 2005, 35:560-4