Our treatment of choice, prescribed and administered by our registered healthcare professionals is the Kenalog ® injection, with prices starting at £50.
Kenalog is licensed for the treatment of severe systemic allergies privately and within the NHS and is provided under insurance cover.
What is Hay fever?
Hay fever is when your body reacts to pollen and produces an inflammatory response. This response causes symptoms including a runny nose, itchy or sore eyes, and sneezing. The seasonal peak of hay fever induced symptoms occurs during the spring and summer months.
Individuals suffer hay fever at different levels of severity and points on the calendar depending on the varied types of pollen they are allergic to:
- Tree Pollen: Late March to mid-May
- Grass Pollen: Mid-May to July
- Weed Pollen: End of June to September
Most hay fever sufferers opt for conventional over the counter treatments [link “other medical treatments”] to treat their symptoms, typically to no avail, with symptoms often affecting everyday life.
At ARC, we offer a hay fever injection as a long-term treatment solution for patients with severe allergies. The treatment involves the injection of Kenalog (Triamcinolone) via a syringe in the gluteal muscle.
Kenalog is a steroid injection that suppresses the body’s inflammatory response to allergens including pollen and works as an effective treatment that provides relief to patients with hay fever for between 3-6 months.
The Kenalog injection is administered directly into the muscle and releases slowly into the bloodstream over three weeks. Most patients will only require one injection to cover the whole season, whilst others may require a top up after x.
Our clinicians will detail the particulars of the treatment’s risks and benefits during your consultation. Here, they will determine whether treatment is suitable for you and establish the most effective dose.
Other medical treatments:
Kenalog is a last resort treatment that individuals with severe hay fever can use if all other treatment options have failed.
Alternative medical treatments include:
- Nasal drops
- Eye drops
- Antihistamine tablets
- Steroid tablets (prescription required)
Non-medical treatments include:
- Staying indoors avoiding pollen with windows and doors shut
- Protecting your eyes and nose by wearing sunglasses and a mask
Avoiding areas where pollen may be high, such as areas with grass and trees