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Local biologist develops lollipop to tackle allergy symptoms

Emily Jaceks
October 09, 2018 06:56 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - It's easy to feel wiped out this time of year. Allergies can leave you feeling miserable with all of the sneezing, runny noses, and itchy eyes. 

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“My nose from there just congested, completely congested for the next year and a half,” Cliff Han, the developer of AllerPops said.

While most blame what's in the air, Cliff Han, a doctor and now biologist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, said your symptoms have nothing to do with what's in the environment. The cause, believe it or not, he said is good oral hygiene that's killing that good bacteria in your mouth.

“If we don't have enough of those bacteria, our immune system will not get enough signal to say this is a peaceful time or not. So if, if the immune system doesn't have the message, it just fight,” Han said.  

Han's created an all-new remedy, the AllerPop, a medication that tastes like a treat that can reintroduce prebiotics, or good bacteria, into our systems.

“The lollipop will be used as a cycle. Some people need probably only one cycle and their allergies will be gone. But some people need four or five cycles. Depends,” Han said.

Say goodbye to allergy pills and shots. While other allergy medications just suppress your symptoms, Han said AllerPops correct the underlying cause, allowing that good bacteria to grow, providing allergy relief all season long.

“So March 15, it was the high season of juniper and pollen. So I was able to sit outside for an hour with a friend. No sneeze at all,” Han said.

And if you're curious, what does he recommend when it comes to brushing, after the treatment is over?

“I suggest the user of this lollipop do one or two toothbrush a day, and if you need flossing probably not daily but as needed, probably a couple times a week,” Han said.

You can buy AllerPops on Amazon. They're about 40 bucks for a pack of 12 lollipops. That will treat you and likely a couple family members.

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