The Wyndly Process
With allergy testing, you can identify what allergens are causing your symptoms and find a personalized treatment plan to get long-term relief. The easiest way to get an allergy test is with a pain-free, at-home test from Wyndly.
- Order Wyndly’s at-home allergy test. We ship our CLIA-certified test straight to your door.
- Take the allergy test and send it back to us. Just do a quick finger prick test to provide us with a blood sample and mail it back when you’re done.
- Receive your personal allergy profile. Our doctor will interpret your results, create an allergy profile, and walk you through a treatment plan.
Unlike self-diagnosis, an allergy test can reveal the full breadth of your allergies. This way you know exactly what you’re allergic to and how you can treat your symptoms.
Once our allergy doctors have interpreted your allergy test results, they will create your personalized allergy profile report. Scroll down to see a sample report now!
Sample Wyndly Allergy Test
Questions About Wyndly
At Wyndly, we believe that better connections lead to better care, and we’re committed to making both happen at every step of the patient journey. Our modern allergy practice allows our expert providers to work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan offering long-term allergy relief through clinically-proven therapies. Because you deserve to live your life free from allergies.
How can Wyndly fix my allergies?
Your Wyndly doctor has made a treatment plan personalized to you. Based on your allergy test and your reported medical history, your doctor creates a personalized allergy treatment plan. At Wyndly, we always want to fix your allergies for life, so we often include sublingual allergy drop immunotherapy in your treatment plan. Your doctor may also suggest lifestyle changes, allergen avoidance, and over-the-counter or prescription medication, like antihistamines.
How does my Wyndly doctor use my allergy profile?
With your allergy profile, your doctor creates a personalized allergy treatment plan using allergy immunotherapy. Allergy immunotherapy involves slowly exposing your body to your allergy triggers in measured doses. Over time, your body stops reacting to these triggers. This leads to a decrease in your allergy symptoms and lifelong relief. Just like you can train your muscles to lift heavier weights, you can train your immune system to beat your allergy triggers.
What is Wyndly sublingual allergy drop immunotherapy?
Sublingual allergy drop immunotherapy is a form of allergy immunotherapy. Allergy immunotherapy involves slowly exposing your body to your allergy triggers in measured doses. Allergy drop immunotherapy uses small liquid drops placed under-the-tongue (sublingually). Your allergy drops will be specifically made to train your immune system to beat your allergens without triggering any allergy symptoms.
They are as effective as allergy shots and are associated with fewer side effects.
Sublingual allergy drop immunotherapy is used across the United States by ENTs. It is easily available in Denver, CO; Austin, TX, Baltimore, MD; and Atlanta, GA. Wyndly is making allergy drops available all around the United States.
How does my Wyndly doctor interpret my raw test data?
Your doctor will ask you questions to better understand your allergy symptoms. The seasonality of your symptoms and your geographic location are often enough for an experienced physician to predict which class of allergens are causing your symptoms. Your raw test data results can help confirm your physician’s diagnosis based on your history. They also help narrow down which specific allergens likely trigger your symptoms.
Questions About the Wyndly Allergy Test
What does the Wyndly Indoor and Outdoor Allergy Test measure?
The Wyndly Indoor and Outdoor Allergy Test evaluates levels of IgE, the antibody associated with allergies and allergy symptoms. The test measures both your total amount of IgE and your specific antibodies for common allergy triggers, like pollen and pet dander. Having antibodies to a trigger suggests you may have an allergy. Your doctor will use both your medical history and your test results to create a treatment plan.
What is Total Immunoglobulin E (IgE)?
Immunoglobulin E (IgE) is the antibody associated with the release of histamine and other molecules that cause allergy symptoms. An elevated total IgE suggests it is likely a person has one or more allergies. A low IgE, however, does not rule out allergies. IgE levels change over time, and they may vary from test to test. Your doctor factors both your total IgE level and your specific IgE antibody levels into your treatment decisions.
For example: if a patient has allergies only in the spring, clinical experience suggests a tree allergy. If your allergy test reveals that you react highly to trees, this confirms the diagnosis. If you have a high sensitivity to birch, this can help determine the best allergy triggers to treat.
Diagnostic data alone doesn’t tell the whole story. Your doctor combines the symptoms you experience with your data to create a personalized allergy treatment plan.
Why do you test me for the entire country?
The United States has a large variety of climates and environments. While your regional allergy triggers may be most prevalent, it is very likely you are exposed to other allergy triggers, too.
There are many ways you can encounter triggers from outside of your region. Traveling is the most common way to encounter new allergens. Industrial agriculture and landscaping have also brought non-native plants to many areas. Wyndly tests for all of the common allergens in the continental United States to ensure we have all of the data to discover what may be causing your symptoms.
Why are my indoor and outdoor IgE results high/very high if I’m not exposed to that allergen?
Allergens can be found almost everywhere. This doesn’t necessarily mean you’re at risk for developing allergies to everything (immune responses can vary from person to person). This simply means you may not be noticing your exposure to it. For example, while mold is common in warm, humid environments, it can still grow in unexpected places, such as a home in the desert. Dust mites are microscopic creatures that live in many homes across the United States, so it can be difficult to know if you’ve been exposed to them. Pollen counts can change from day to day. Whether it’s a tree, grass, or weed, pollen can easily spread in the wind and collect on your clothes or in your hair. If you had reactivity to an allergen on this test, chances are you’re experiencing allergy-mediated symptoms.
My allergy test says I wasn’t reactive, but I know I have allergy symptoms to a specific allergen. How does that happen?
The Wyndly Allergy Test collects a small sample. When the diagnostic is run, sometimes the sample does not exactly match your experience. That’s why your Wyndly doctor pairs your allergy test with your allergy history.
The raw data alone doesn’t tell the whole story. Your doctor combines the symptoms you experience with your data to create a personalized allergy treatment plan.
Why does Wyndly test environmental allergies but not food allergies?
Our CLIA-certified partner laboratory is specifically validated for indoor and outdoor allergies (also known as environmental allergies). This test is a great offering for our patients because seasonal, mold, dust mite, pests, and pet dander are some of the most common allergens in the United States. A food allergy test is typically performed by an in-person healthcare provider because symptoms can be associated with more life-threatening reactions such as hives, shock, and even anaphylaxis. We recommend following up with your in-person healthcare provider if you think you have a food allergy.
Allergies and How To Manage Them
What is allergic rhinitis?
Allergic rhinitis (also known as hay fever), is inflammation of the nasal passages triggered by allergies. This can cause symptoms such as a runny nose, sneezing, or nasal congestion.
How are asthma and allergies related?
Asthma is a condition that causes intermittent inflammation or constriction of your airways. Symptoms can include wheezing, trouble breathing, and chest tightness. There are many different types of asthma based on how it’s triggered. For example, exercise-induced asthma is brought on by strenuous exercise; whereas allergic asthma is brought on by exposure to allergens, such as dander. While allergies and asthma are different conditions that require a diagnosis, one condition (allergies) can worsen the other (asthma).
For those who’ve been previously diagnosed with asthma, exposure to allergens may increase asthma symptoms and potentially trigger an asthma attack. This is why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that those with a previous diagnosis of asthma should take an allergy test.
If you have asthma and received significant reactivity on your test results, your Wyndly doctor will suggest a treatment plan.
What is the difference between seasonal and perennial allergies?
Outdoor allergens, such as trees, grasses, and weeds are most commonly associated with seasonal allergies or allergic rhinitis. Seasonal means that symptoms occur during a specific time of year (for example spring, summer, or fall).
Indoor allergens, such as mold, pet dander, dust mites, or pests are most commonly associated with perennial (or year-round) allergic rhinitis. Perennial allergic rhinitis can be more difficult to treat because the exposure is not limited to pollination or weather, and it can be difficult to track. These indoor allergens have the potential to last all year long.
What steps can I take to lower my IgE reactivity?
Limiting your exposure is a universal next step for both indoor and outdoor allergens — but there are specific things you can do depending on which allergen(s) showed up as moderate to high/very high on your results. For example, maintaining airflow and controlling the temperature in your home to eliminate humidity can reduce mold spores. Vacuuming your house and cleaning your sheets once a week can also help with pet dander or dust mites. For seasonal or outdoor allergies, tracking pollen counts to better plan your outdoor activities can also be helpful. There are also over-the-counter medications (called antihistamines) that can help reduce histamine (the chemical in your body that causes allergy-mediated symptoms).
How can I manage dust mite allergies?
Dust mites may be one of the most common triggers for year-round allergies. Their body parts and waste are a common cause of unwanted allergy symptoms. These tiny creatures aren’t visible to the naked eye. Similar to molds, they thrive in warm, humid environments, but unlike molds, they are primarily found indoors. If you have a moderate to high reactivity to dust mites, it’s important to clean your home often and change your bedding frequently to reduce your exposure. These tiny creatures can be hard to see, but their perfect habitat consists of humid environments and warm temperatures. They can commonly be found in bedrooms. Their favorite food is human dander (skin flakes, or dead skin). Ways to reduce dust mites include using synthetic pillows and bedding instead of feather or down. Change your bedding and vacuum the bed base and mattress weekly. Make sure your sheets are fitted to reduce the accumulation of dirt or dander on the mattress. Try to use cotton or nylon as opposed to wool. It can also help to remove drapes or curtains if you’re trying to reduce opportunities for dust mites to settle in your home. Avoid carpeted floors and opt for wood, tile, linoleum, or vinyl.
How can I manage pet allergies?
Dog and cat allergies are very common year-round because dander can easily spread, even into homes without pets. The allergens become airborne and collect on clothes or furniture. Similar to pests, pet allergies can cause issues with asthma. If you have a moderate to high reactivity to dogs or cats, you can reduce your exposure by maintaining a clean home and being sure to wash your clothes and shower if you’ve been around one or in someone’s home who has a dog or cat. There are many ways to reduce pet allergens in your home. Keep your pet in certain areas of your house, off furniture, and out of the bedroom. Use allergen-proof fabric for your mattress and sheets. Remove carpets, sweep the floors, or vacuum at least once a week using a HEPA filter (high-efficiency particulate air). It’s important to also clean any extra pet dander that may be collected on furniture such as couches, chairs, or bedding. Brush or bathe pets to reduce dander buildup. Make sure to wash your hands after petting or playing with pets, and clean your clothes regularly. If you have a moderate to high reactivity to pets and know you’re going to be exposed to one, at a friend’s home, for example, be sure to avoid touching your eyes or face, change your clothes afterward, and shower.
How can I manage mold and other indoor allergies?
Mold allergies can be seasonal or year-round depending on temperatures and exposure. Mold spores, which are microscopic organisms that trigger allergy symptoms when you breathe them in, can be found both indoors and outdoors. They thrive in warm, humid environments. If you have significant reactivity to mold, keep your home clean and try to control the temperature to reduce your exposure. You may be able to visually see mold buildup in or around your home, but sometimes it can go unnoticed. It’s important to keep temperatures and humidity under control to prevent mold from spreading. In moist areas such as bathrooms or laundry rooms, clean frequently. To help with temperature control, use heating, ventilating, or air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Also, make sure to change filters at recommended intervals. Keep gutters in good condition so that water can drain accordingly. Remove sources of moisture or materials that have mold growth. Routinely check and clean your refrigerator, washer/dryers, and dehumidifiers. Open windows and turn on fans to keep ventilation throughout the house, especially when showering or cooking (as long as you’re not experiencing any symptoms related to outdoor allergies).
How can I manage tree pollen allergies?
Tree allergies tend to be most prevalent during tree pollination season, which is usually earliest in the year compared to other outdoor allergens, such as grasses or weeds. Similar to grasses, tree pollen can spread easily in the wind, so it’s important to track pollen counts when planning outdoor activities if you have a moderate to high reactivity to trees. Although this varies depending on the region, it’s helpful to keep in mind when planning outdoor activities on high-count days.
How can I manage grass pollen allergies?
Grass allergies tend to be most prevalent during late spring or early summer just after tree pollination season (spring) and just before weed pollination season (late summer and fall). Like the other outdoor allergens, grass pollen can easily carry in the wind, so it’s important to check pollen counts if you have a moderate to high reactivity to grass. Pollen counts are known to be highest in the morning and worse on windy days. Although this varies depending on the region, it’s helpful to keep in mind when planning outdoor activities on high-count days.
How can I manage weed pollen allergies?
Weed allergies tend to be most prevalent in the late summer and fall. They are usually the last of the seasonal allergies. The most common weed allergen is ragweed because it can grow everywhere. However, there are many other weeds to consider, so it’s important to review reactivity levels for each. Much like grasses and trees, weed pollen is easily spread by the wind, so be sure to check pollen counts to plan your outdoor activities and reduce exposure.
How can I manage outdoor allergies?
Seasonal allergies, or more specifically allergic rhinitis (hay fever), can happen in spring, summer, and early fall because pollen counts tend to be high during these seasons. Remember, you can be a carrier of allergens, so reducing the amount in your hair, skin, or clothes is key. To avoid bringing outdoor allergens inside your home, it helps to wash your hair before bed, so any pollen from outside doesn’t spread into the bedroom or onto your sheets. Limit your time outside, and keep your windows closed. Wear a hat or sunglasses when you’re outside to keep the pollen out of your hair or eyes. Try to go outdoors after heavy rain has cleared because it washes away pollen in the air. Remove or change your clothes once you get home if you’ve been outside all day.