Hay Fever Injections
This treatment is recommended for severe hay fever sufferers who have not responded to conventional over-the-counter medication such as antihistamine pills or nasal sprays. We use a Kenalog steroid injection to supress the immune system which is reacting against pollen and causing hay fever symptoms such as sneezing and coughing, itching around the nose and eyes, nasal congestion, headaches and earaches and in more severe cases, exhaustion.
These injections cover all types of pollen and are a quick and highly effective treatment for those with severe hay fever symptoms. They are not usually recommended for those suffering from mild or sporadic symptoms.
Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.
Time required for treatment
30 minutes, including consultation
Time until results seen
Whist the Kenalog injection will start to work within a few hours, it will take 2-5 days for it to take full effect
This will depend on the patient, but 1 injection should last many patients an entire hay fever season
Number of treatments required
Usually only 1 injection per year is required. Some patients may require a second injection should symptoms persist.
££70 per injection
If you have further questions about this treatment, please call us on
0330 1331 272
How does this treatment work?
Hay fever is caused when the immune system overreacts to pollen entering the body. The steroid (triamcinolone) contained Kenalog is injected into the muscle and slowly released into the blood steam, suppressing the body’s immune system, which in turn reduces the symptoms of hay fever.
What happens during my treatment?
Kenalog will be injected into the muscle, usually the buttock. You will be standing up during this treatment and able to leave as soon as the injection has taken place.
Will I feel any pain or side effects?
You should feel no pain, other than the needle itself. Side effects are rare, but may include swelling, breathing difficulties, itchy skin/skin rashes and abdominal pain.
Who is this treatment suitable for?
This treatment is ideal for anyone aged 18 and over who suffers from severe hay fever and has not responded to conventional treatment e.g. over-the-counter antihistamine tablets and nasal sprays.
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