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Hay Fever Treatment


With summer on its way, it’s not all sunshine and walks in the park – for some it means a season of suffering.

It is reported that up to 1 in 4 people in the UK are affected by seasonal allergic rhinitis – otherwise known as hay fever.

Hay fever is caused by your immune system reacting unnecessarily to certain pollens. Common symptoms include an itchy nose, sneezing, runny nose and nasal congestion. Trees produce pollen in late spring, and some grasses continue to produce pollen until September; meaning the season can last for many months.

The summer months are full of activity for most of us, from major sporting events and weddings, to important exams – all of which can be adversely affected by the suffering brought on by severe hay fever symptoms.

Hay Fever Assessment

Our assessment looks at the symptoms you are experiencing and the treatment your are currently using to try and control symptoms. The GP will then advise of other suitable types of treatment where appropriate.

The Hay Fever Injection

There are now a whole host of over-the-counter hay fever treatments available, which can be used to good effect. However, around 10% of sufferers do not respond to conventional treatment, so may consider an injection to help them get through the season.

Hay fever injections – the facts:

  • The injection is for the treatment of severe hay fever, and should be considered as a second stage of treatment for patients who have already tried and had little relief from other forms of medication.
  • The injection does not cure hay fever, it temporarily suppresses the immune system enough to take away the symptoms in most people who need it.
  • The patient is injected in the buttock muscle and it takes just a few seconds.
  • One injection can be enough to last for a whole hay fever season.
  • Not suitable for children under the age of 12.

I think I could benefit from a Hay fever injection, what should I do next?

Before having the injection for the first time, one of our doctors will firstly assess your current hay fever symptom management, and carry out a quick medical assessment to make sure it is suitable for you. If you are a suitable candidate, the injection can be carried out during the appointment.

Prices


Hayfever assessment appointment: £69.99

Hayfever assessment and injection appointment: £89.99

Contact us to book your appointment at our Wexham or Tring surgeries, or to ask about our other services.

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Private Hay Fever Assessments and injections are available at either of our two clinics:

Your Doctor Wexham: Park Hall Clinic, Wexham Park Hall, Wexham Street, Bucks SL3 6NB.  Tel: 01753 378491

Your Doctor Tring: Health & Wellbeing Centre, Champneys Tring, Chesham Road, Wigginton, Herts, HP23 6HY. Tel: 01442 870551

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