Hay fever and Allergy Injection (£65) London

Hay fever and Allergy Steroid Injections in London

(You have to be over the age of 21)

Hay Fever Cortisone Injection London by an experienced GP with your safety as a priority.

We are located

Opposite Wimbledon Station*

* = Tube (District Line); Train (From London Waterloo via Clapham Junction [15 minutes]); Tram (Croydon Tramlink).

For the safety of your health, we can only provide you with a MAXIMUM of
2 steroid injections in 1 year.
We will always encourage you to try all alternative treatments first and if you have to have a steroid injection, we would only recommend 1 per year.

Hay fever can be one of the most debilitating of diseases, especially when you have tried everything available from the chemist and your NHS GP.

Here, at The GP Surgery, we do provide a service of administering a Steroid Injection (such as Kenalog) privately for severe Hay fever or other Allergy symptoms.

However, we will only have your welfare in mind when we ensure that you have tried everything else before resorting to having steroid injections that could have potentially significant side effects. Your doctor will go through your medical history fully and ensure there are no contraindications to having a steroid injection before administering you with this.

Please read below for some of the potential side effects of having this injection, before making an informed decision as to whether you should go ahead with this procedure.

Consultation Price Duration of Appointment
* = £10 Surcharge for Weekend appointment
** = £8 Surcharge for Weekend appointment
Cortisone Injection & Consultation with GP
(40mg of Triamcinolone [Kenalog])-
[Under 75kg]
£65* 20 minutes
Cortisone Injection & Consultation with GP
(60mg – 80mg of Triamcinolone [Kenalog])- [Over 75kg]
£75* 20 minutes
Consultation with GP with no injection administered £50** 10 minutes

We would ALWAYS recommend the 40mg Triamcinolone injection alone as this will normally give you adequate relief of your hayfever symptoms and minimise your steroid side effects. However, if you are heavier than 75kg, you may choose to have the higher dose to ensure adequate relief of your symptoms.

The injection works by suppressing your immune system and hence will reduce the inflammation in your body caused by pollen and other allergies.People who persistently take steroid injections are prone to more infections as their immune system can become weak. Hence it would be important to avoid people with infections such as chicken pox and measles, where possible.

Reasons why your GP will not give you the steroid injection

Examples include if you have:

  • Glaucoma.
  • An Infection or have been exposed recently to significant infections (including tuberculosis).
  • Diabetes or Epilepsy or High Blood Pressure or Heart problems.
  • Psychoses in the past.
  • Osteoporosis.
  • Recently suffered from any form of cancer.
  • A bowel disorder, recent bowel surgery, or a stomach ulcer.
  • Taken medication that may interact with the Steroid injection.
  • Been breastfeeding or are currently pregnant.
  • Never had chickenpox before (increases the risk of you getting this).

Side effects to steroid injections

Your doctor will go through these with you. Side effects are very rare, but it is important to be aware of them before you make a decision on having a steroid injection. Examples include:

  • Adrenal suppression and increased susceptibility to infections.
  • Weight change.
  • Thinning of bones.
  • Diabetes or activation of Diabetes.
  • Fluid retention and heart problems and high blood pressure.
  • Psychiatric and psychological problems.
  • Local reactions – abscess, pain, skin colour change, fat pad atrophy.

Steroid Treatment Card

Your doctor will give you a Steroid Treatment Card after your injection.

YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CARRY THIS CARD WITH YOU for 3 months after your injection, as it must be shown to any of the following persons:

  • Doctor or Nurse – before having any surgery or emergency treatment or if any new treatment is prescribed.
  • Dentist – before having any dental surgery.
  • Pharmacist – before buying any medicine.
  • Optician – it is advisable to have regular eye tests.

To book this appointment please call us or email us so that we may make the booking for you.