Private Hay Fever Treatments Birmingham
Relieve your symptoms for the whole season
As the pollen count starts to rise, hay fever can make life miserable for many people. Fortunately, at our medical clinic in Edgbaston, Birmingham, we offer a range of effective treatment options to help you get through the hay fever season with ease.
✅ Free Consultation
✅ Effective treatment options including hayfever injections, tablets, nasal sprays and eye drops.
✅ Same-Day Appointments
£75 per dose
Takes just 2-3 minutes
Results from 1 to 48 hours
Private Hayfever Treatment
Free consultation providing effective hayfever advice, diagnosis and treatment options, including hay fever injections if suitable. The treatment dosage depends on the severity of symptoms and body weight
Hayfever Treatment Options
Hayfever injections temporarily suppress the body’s immune response. The steroid, Kenalog, is administered through an intramuscular injection into the buttock, delivering a low dose directly into the muscle. Following the injection, many people experience relief from symptoms that lasts the entire season. Hayfever injections will only be recommended in select circumstances following assessment by a doctor.
Antihistamines are medicines often used to relieve symptoms of allergies, such as hay fever, hives, conjunctivitis and reactions to insect bites or stings. They are available on prescription, and provide rapid and lasting relief from hay fever symptoms by blocking the allergic response, which provides relief from sneezing, itching, and nasal congestion.
Nasal decongestants and steroid sprays reduce swelling and mucus in the nose, and usually work well. They effectively reduce nasal inflammation and congestion to provide long-lasting relief and improve your quality of life by unblocking your nose.
Soothing relief for itchy, watery eyes caused by hay fever with our specialised eye drops, designed to alleviate discomfort and irritation, allowing you to enjoy clear and comfortable vision throughout allergy season.
What is Hay Fever?
Hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, is a common allergic reaction to pollen, dust, or other allergens in the air. Hay fever typically occurs seasonally when specific plants release their pollen into the air, but it can also persist throughout the year if triggered by indoor allergens. Symptoms include sneezing, runny or blocked nose, itchy and watery eyes, and itchiness in the throat, nose, and ears.
Managing your symptoms
There are several ways to manage hay fever, including avoidance of triggers, medications, and immunotherapy. Avoiding exposure to allergens is the first step in managing hay fever, but this is often difficult to achieve. Medications, such as antihistamines, decongestants, and nasal corticosteroids, can help alleviate symptoms.
Hay Fever Injections
One of the key treatments we offer is the hay fever injection, which contains a steroid to reduce inflammation and alleviate symptoms. This injection can provide fast relief and can last for several weeks, making it an effective choice for those who suffer from severe hay fever symptoms. It is important to note that this treatment is not suitable for individuals with mild hay fever symptoms. It may weaken the immune system, making patients more vulnerable to other infections, such as flu, chickenpox, and shingles. Additionally, these injections may result in potential side effects, including mood swings, elevated blood pressure, and irregular heartbeat. Therefore, it’s important to note that the hay fever injection is not suitable for everyone, and our doctors will assess your medical history and current health status before recommending this treatment
Who should consider private hay fever injections?
Hayfever injections may be recommended for individuals who suffer from severe hay fever symptoms.
Who should avoid hayfever injections?
It is not recommended for the following individuals to undergo private hay fever treatment:
- Those with active infections.
- Individuals with bone/joint-related conditions.
- People with certain bowel-related issues.
- Those with cardiovascular disease.
- Individuals with diabetes.
- People with epilepsy.
- Those with glaucoma.
- Individuals with uncontrolled hypertension (high blood pressure).
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women.
- Individuals who have recently had surgery or have pending surgeries.
Benefits of private hay fever treatment
- Convenience: With a single injection, symptoms can be alleviated for the entire hay fever season, making it more convenient than having to take daily tablets.
- Potentially milder side effects: The injection’s lower dosage may result in milder side effects compared to steroid tablets.
- Effectiveness: Many individuals experience substantial relief from symptoms, which greatly improves their quality of life during the hay fever season.
How effective are hay fever injections?
Private hay fever treatment is highly effective in alleviating symptoms of severe hay fever for many individuals. It has the potential to provide complete relief from symptoms throughout the entire hay fever season for some people, while for others, it can significantly reduce the severity of symptoms. In such cases, combining the private treatment with other therapies allows individuals to carry on with their daily lives as usual.
Our Private GPs
Private Medical Clinic is proud to be led by a team of experienced and compassionate medical professionals. Our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable healthcare services to our patients.
Each team member brings a wealth of experience, expertise, and compassion to their roles, ensuring that our patients receive the highest standard of care possible. From our skilled doctors and specialists to our attentive administrative professionals, we work collaboratively to create a seamless patient experience.
Dr Simon Khela
Consultant Private GP
Dr Simon Khela is an experienced private GP and the medical director of Private Medical Clinic. He has a special interest in lifestyle & functional medicine.
GP with Specialist Interest in Women’s and Sexual Health
Dr Jayawardena is an experienced private GP with specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology.