Hayfever is the basic response from your autoimmune system which is trying to prevent the pollen from entering your body. Although pollen is not dangerous to your health, the body has a heightened reaction to it and this is when patients experience itchy nose and eyes, running nose, sneezing and nasal congestion. The period one might experience these symptoms varies on the area they live in. Usually, it starts late spring and continues up until September.
The Kenalog injection is available to Over 18s only.
Kenalog is type of steroid injection designed to relieve joint pain, swelling and stiffness in inflammatory disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis. Kenalog is an injection and each injection contains Triamcinolone Acetonide 40mg/ml as the active ingredient. Triamcinolone acetonide belongs to a group of medicines called Corticosteroids (Steroids).
The Kenalog injection can reduce symptoms of hay-fever for the entire season. If you have previously been administered other treatments to combat hay fever, such as oral antihistamine tablets, topical eye drops, one solution to alleviate your hay fever symptoms is to get the Kenalog injection. This is a steroid treatment, recommended for those who have severe symptoms.
During your appointment, our Doctor will take the time to detail the benefits as well as the side effects of the Kenalog injection. They will make sure that the Kenalog injection is the right treatment for you, assessing whether other treatments might be best suitable for your needs. The dose that a patient needs is calculated according to their body weight. 1mg per kg is the standard way to find out the right dose for patients each season. The Kenalog injection is administered intramuscularly and the effects will start working within one to 48 hours after having had the injection. Some rarer medical conditions mean that steroids need to be used with caution.