What are Hayfever Injections?
Hayfever is caused by your immune system reacting unnecessarily to pollens. The season can be many months depending on what you are allergic to. For many people it causes significant fatigue and problems with concentration and alertness. A small percentage of people do not respond to conventional, easily available treatments like anti-histamine tablets, nasal sprays and eye drops. Many of these people consider a Kenalog injection to help them get through the season.
How Do They Work?
Each Kenalog injection contains Triamcinolone acetonide 40mg/1ml. The principal effect of corticosteroids is to reduce the body’s inflammatory & allergic response and they are used very commonly for many serious medical conditions. Kenalog is officially licensed for the treatment of severe Hayfever in the UK.
Benefits & Treatment
A Kenalog injection helps many people with their symptoms of severe Hayfever. For many people it completely relieves the symptoms for the entire season and for others it reduces the severity to a point where adding other treatments can allow life as normal. Occasionally a second dose of Kenalog may be needed, but it is not recommended to have more than 80mg (2 injections in one season). Kenalog is an injection that is injected into the buttock (gluteal) muscle. The skin surface is thoroughly cleaned prior to the injection, which takes a few seconds and is not very painful.
Kenalog injections like all steroids can cause unwanted side effects although these are rare at the dose levels that you get from a Kenalog injection. These possible side effects, that will be discussed with you during your consultation, should subside after 3 weeks.
This treatment is only suitable if you have tried other medication available