HAY FEVER INJECTIONS
Kenalog Injections help to combat the symptoms of seasonal hay fever
WHAT IS THE KENALOG INJECTION?
A Kenalog Injection helps to treat severe hay fever that is resistant to alternative treatments. For many people it completely relieves the symptoms for the entire season and for others it reduces the severity of the symptoms to a point where you can continue life as normal.
Each Kenalog injection contains Triamcinolone acetonide 40mg/1ml as the active ingredient. Triamcinolone acetonide belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids (steroids). The main effect of corticosteroids is to reduce the body’s inflammatory and allergic response.
Kenalog is still officially licensed for the treatment of severe hay fever in the UK and continues to be routinely administered to patients in most other countries around the world.
HOW IS KENALOG ADMINISTERED?
Kenalog is an injection that is injected into the buttock (gluteal) muscle. This is known as an IntraMuscular (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. There is no down time and you can go straight back to work.
Occasionally a second dose of Kenalog may be needed. This will be discussed with you during your consultation. It is not recommended that anyone have more than (2 injections) per season except in exceptional circumstances.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Steroids are powerful medications designed to reduce the body’s inflammatory and allergic responses. An injection of Kenalog 40mg is approximately equivalent to the effects you would get from taking a 5mg tablet of Prednisolone every day for about 3 weeks.
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.
Anaphylactic allergic reactions have been very rarely reported. Symptoms include: Swelling of the face, lips or throat, breathing difficulties, skin itching, redness or a rash or severe abdominal pain. Please seek medical advice immediately if you experience any of these.