Kenalog Hay Fever Injections
If you’re one of the 10-15% that suffer from Hay fever, you’ll know how unpleasant the symptoms can be. Hay fever is quite simply the byproduct of an overzealous immune system, reacting to the presence of pollen, albeit harmless to your health, in your body.
Although there is, as yet, no ‘cure’ for hay fever, the symptoms can be greatly suppressed through a variety of treatments. Antihistamines, for example, are available over-the-counter and via prescription. Unfortunately, the symptoms of around 10% of sufferers do not readily respond to these type of treatments. As an alternative, sufferers may consider the use of steroids to help suppress the body’s immune response. This is where the Kenalog injection comes in.
The Kenalog injection administers the steroids directly into the muscle, and as it doesn’t travel through the liver or the digestive system you can administer a slightly lower dose than the tablet form. From here they pass into the bloodstream over a period of about three weeks. A single injection can suppress the symptoms of Hay fever for the duration of hay fever season, which compared to taking tablets every day, is massively convenient.
Hay Fever can seriously disrupt the lives of sufferers, but Kenalog injections have helped many of them to suppress and control their symptoms. To find out more, or to book an appointment at the Harpenden Skin Clinic get In touch using our contact form, by clicking here – or give us a call on 01582 822 000