Hay Fever Injections
Severe hay fever symptoms can ruin peoples’ summers and have a detrimental effect on the quality of life and ability to work optimally.
How long it lasts
Up to 3 months.
Certain parts of the UK are particularly affected by pollens and allergens likely to give severe symptoms, with the most likely culprits being a mixture of flower and tree pollen such as silver birch and rapeseed.
Hay fever Kenalog injection is a corticosteroid injection which has anti-inflammatory properties. It suppresses the immune system and stops the natural pollen response from going ‘haywire’. This is the same medication given by doctors regularly for tennis elbow, various ligament and muscular strains, osteoarthritis and other joint conditions.
As with all injected medications, and in line with good medical practice, Dr Natasha will undertake a careful risk assessment to make sure that you are a good candidate for treatment, and will explain the potential side effects and likely benefits in detail.
Side effects are uncommon aside from the occasional dimpling of the skin at the site of the injection. This dimpling is uncommon, however, patients are always advised that it may occur and like all administered medications, the risks of any treatment must be balanced against the potential benefit of the treatment given.
The overwhelming feedback from patients in terms of response, control of symptoms and improvement in quality of life is very positive.
It given in the top of the buttock and starts working almost immediately and typically ‘kicks in’ anywhere from one to forty-eight hours after administration.
This medication administered when hayfever symptoms first appear can give symptom remission that lasts for the duration of the entire pollen or allergen season (usually three months).
The dose required to control severe symptoms is partly related to body weight, and heavier subjects will require a larger dose to ease their symptoms. We have found that the therapeutic dose for most effective relief is 1mg per kg of body weight, therefore our standard doses administered are 40mg-80mg per patient per season.
No intervention currently available to severe hay fever sufferers in the UK offers greater convenience, symptom relief and patient satisfaction than this single intramuscular injection which can last up to three months.