Hay Fever Jab In Tilbury Private Allergy Clinic

At Allergy Relief Clinic, we provide our patients with private allergy treatments specifically those suffering with severe seasonal hay fever allergies.

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Hay fever injection Tilbury

Most commonly known for its docks, Tilbury is a small town in the borough of Thurrock, Essex.

Tilbury is a bustling area where the major landmarks are the docks, a cruise-ship landing stage, and the Tilbury Power Station. Historically, it is known for its 16th century fort and an ancient cross-river ferry port, being a longstanding and important communications and trading link.

As well as the popular historic and religious landmarks; with churches, convents and synagogues, Tilbury also boasts many local businesses.

With excellent transport links in and out of the city, Tilbury is home to 2 C2C railway stations; Tilbury Town and East Tilbury. Closest to our clinic site is East Tilbury, which is on the C2C (London, Tilbury and Southend) rail route, providing services from London Fenchurch Street, West Ham and Southend.

Our private allergy clinic for hay fever is just a 12-minute walk from the station and an even shorter walking journey, if accessed via bus 374, dropping you a slight 7 minutes away.

Hay Fever Jab Tilbury

The hay fever jab: all you need to know

Hay fever is usually worse between late March and September, especially when it’s warm, humid and windy. This is when the pollen count is at its highest. The NHS lists the most common hay fever symptoms as:

  • sneezing and coughing
  • a runny or blocked nose
  • itchy, red or watery eyes
  • itchy throat, mouth, nose and ears
  • loss of smell
  • pain around your temples and forehead
  • headache
  • earache
  • feeling tired

Additionally, if you also suffer with asthma, you might also experience:

  • a tight feeling in your chest
  • shortness of breath
  • wheezing and/or coughing

Kenalog injections for hayfever are recommended for anyone over 18 years of age, who is persistently suffering with such symptoms and is looking for long-term relief that lasts the whole season; specifically where over the counter medication have previously failed.

As this is a steroid treatment, it is recommended for those who experience very severe symptoms.

Hay fever injection Tilbury

How does the jab work?

During your appointment, one of our clinicians will take the time to detail the benefits as well any concerns or queries. This will also be an opportunity for you to outline your own medical history. This process is to ensure that the Kenalog injection is the right treatment for you.

The dose that a patient  requires is calculated according to body weight, as well as the severity of your symptoms and this will also take place during the consultation.

Consultation

Before any medication is prescribed, all patients must undergo a short consultation and risk assessment with one of our clinicians.

During The Treatment

The steroids, known as Kenalog are injected directly into the buttock – this process is known as an IntraMuscular injection. The steroids then slowly leak into the bloodstream over the course of about three weeks.

After The Treatment

Once the hay fever injection is administered, some patients report relief within the first 24-48 hours, whilst for others this process can take up to 3 weeks. The effects of the hay fever jab can last anywhere from a minimum of three weeks and up to 6 months, with patients experiencing symptom relief that lasts the entire season.

Tilbury hayfever injection

Benefits of the jab

One of the biggest benefits of the hay fever injection is the convenience. Patients simply require one dose to reduce the symptoms caused by pollen allergies for the entire season.

The injection mitigates the risk of forgotten medication, as well as the feelings of disappointment when taking medications that don’t seem to be working for you.

The one off injection means treatment is cost effective as the repeat process of buying medication is eliminated.

FAQs

How long does a hay fever injection last?

The Hayfever injection can be an effective relief of hayfever symptoms for up to 6 months.

What are the non-medical treatments for hay fever?

  • Stay indoors on high pollen count days.
  • Reduce bare skin as much as possible – the allergy can be made worse by pollen on the skin – not just the nose, eyes & mouth.
  • Have frequent showers to wash any pollen off the skin.

When is the best time to get a Hay Fever injection?

Pollen peaks predominately during March to September, getting the injection ahead of time is beneficial for suppressing the inflammatory cell response before they are provoked.

How Do I Book An Injection At The Clinic In Tilbury?

To book here at the allergy clinic in Tilbury, please fill out the booking form so that we can fit you in at your preferred date and time.

Side effects of the jab

Side effects of the Kenalog jab itself are uncommon as associated with the recommended dose.

Any queries or information on the wider use of corticosteroids should be discussed with your GP or one of our clinicians.

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