Pure Aesthetics Nottingham are now offering the Kenalog Jab - a steroid treatment that alleviates the symptoms of hay fever for individuals with extreme allergies to pollen.
Who should consider getting the Kenalog Jab?
If you’ve used nasal sprays, antihistamines or tablets to reduce your allergies in the past and found them unsuccessful, this injection may be recommended to you.
With just one dose of Kenalog, hay fever sufferers should experience up to three whole months of reduced symptoms and alleviation from the seasonal issues associated with this allergy.
What is Hay-fever?
Hay fever, or allergic rhinitis, is an allergic reaction to humid or windy conditions in the spring and summer months. During this time, the pollen count in the air is at its highest – interfering with the daily lives of hay fever sufferers.
These allergens can spread indoors, as well as dominate the air outside. Pollen, fur, feathers, dust mites – even dog or cat saliva can trigger an allergic reaction in hay fever sufferers.
Common symptoms of hay fever include:
Itchy, watery eyes
Sneezing and coughing
Some loss in smell
Itchy throat, nose, mouth or ears
Pain in the temples or forehead
Shortness of breath (with asthma)
Tightness of the chest (with asthma)
How can having the Hay-fever Injection help?
Unfortunately, there’s no actual way of avoiding hay fever. So, how do people manage? By reducing their exposure to these allergens, or getting a hay fever jab.
In the majority of hay fever sufferers, the body’s immune system will start to develop antibodies. Why does it do this? Because the immune system thinks it has to, in order to protect you.
Hay fever injections help the body to calm down and reduce this reaction. By using corticosteroids known as Kenalog, hay fever can be better controlled to ease the symptoms of those who are encountering them on a daily basis.
The Kenalog Injection Procedure
Kenalog is an injection that is injected into the buttock (gluteal) muscle. This is known as an Intra- Muscular (IM) injection. The skin surface is thoroughly cleaned with an alcohol swab prior to the injection.
It takes a few seconds and is not a very painful injection as the substance itself is not irritating to the tissue.
Possible Side Effects of the Kenalog Injection
With the hay fever injection, side effects are extremely rare. However, it’s essential that you have all of the information at hand, in order to make the best decision possible for yourself.
Despite their rarity, these are some of the potential hay fever injection side effects:
Swelling around the injected area
Difficulty in breathing
Mild abdominal pains
A raised blood pressure
It’s also important that you discuss your Kenalog jab with a healthcare professional before making any final decisions. In particular, people with the following conditions and ailments should consult their doctor before choosing to get a hay fever jab.
Currently pregnant or breastfeeding
Recent exposure to an infection
If you ever have any questions or concerns following any procedure or experience any other side effects please contact Pure Aesthetics on: 0115 950 2020.
Single Treatment: £65 - 20mins