Wyndly allergy drops – Wyndly’s plans to roll out allergy drops for public use is definitely a welcomed development especially for families and friends of loved ones with chronic allergy sufferers. The bottlenecks and stress associated with going to the doctor’s office weekly/monthly to get allergy shots is about to reduce and Wyndly is at the forefront of this development.
Wyndly is a startup in the industry and is already renowned for its participation in the current Y Combinator’s batch and with the aim of making allergy drops more accessible to people.
The idea all started with Dr. Manan Shah, an otolaryngologist (an ear, nose, throat doctor) at Littleton Adventist Hospital who before the pandemic prescribed personalized allergy drops to train his patients’ immune system to fight off allergy triggers. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic, Shah, began treating his patients suffering from allergies via telemedicine. The result showed significant success so he pitched the idea to Y Combinator.
Through Wyndly, Dr. Shah was empowered to test and treat allergies via telemedicine. And unlike the allergy shots, allergy drops can be taken at home. Environmental allergies associated with the likes of cats, dogs, dust mites, mold, pollen, trees, grasses and weeds are being targeted via the Wyndly allergy drops.
The Wyndly allergy drops cost $99 per month and around $594 in total, if a patient takes them for six months. However, if you become a patient, the allergy test costs $0 but if you don’t become a patient, the test costs $200.
The downside here is that Insurance companies typically do not cover the cost of the Wyndly allergy drops/treatment. According to Wyndly, it aims to be competitive in the market and streamline the cost to what someone would pay for insurance-covered allergy shots plus co-pays.
Finally, these allergy drops are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration yet. According to Dr. Shah, even though they are made using the same medications that are FDA-approved for allergy shots, the compounded medication is not itself approved and regulated by the FDA.