A Hay Fever injection is one way of treating an allergic reaction from pollen. A doctor will often recommend this option when other measures have failed to show improvement.
When GP has checked your case to see if it would be beneficial to treat you for allergies, which is usually aimed at controlling allergic and inflammatory disorders like allergic rhinitis and seasonal allergies, intramuscular injections are most often given into the outer muscles of your buttocks. This is very effective but if you are allergic to allergenic substances, this method may not work effectively.
The first time you receive a Hay Fever injection, it is generally given after three weeks or so. This method should be used as soon as possible as you do not want to wait too long before the symptoms of the condition to clear up. The longer it goes on, the harder it will become to treat it.
You will be given local anesthesia and you should have a good idea about how long it will take before you start to feel any relief. It could take several days for the needle to enter your skin and for it to get into your muscle tissues. The needle does not have to be pointed directly at the pollen, but may come into contact with your skin where it is likely that your allergy will react to it. You may experience swelling and soreness at first.
Local anesthesia may be necessary if the needle has penetrated deep into your skin. If it is possible, you should be watched closely after the treatment so you do not go into shock and have to go into hospital.
For severe allergy attacks, you may need to be hospitalized for observation for several days until the Hay Fever injection has fully gone. If you are suffering from hay fever because of a seasonal allergy, your doctor may recommend you to use an Allergy Induced Asthma Mask.
Before receiving a Hay Fever Injection, make sure to inform your GP or your allergist of your allergies. They will be able to tell you whether the injections are suitable for you.
The Hay Fever Injection may cause you some discomfort. However, this should be temporary as the medication can help alleviate the symptoms of your condition. You may experience itchiness and redness around the injection site, as well as in and around the area. If these are persistent, you should consult a doctor.
The symptoms you experience could be caused by an allergic reaction that you could be experiencing. If you are experiencing asthma symptoms, you should inform your doctor about this as well. If you have eczema, this allergy could also be causing the itchiness.
It is important to note that you should never eat or drink anything in or around the injection site for a few days after having the Hay Fever Injection. These are known to trigger allergic reactions and the symptoms can worsen your allergies.
If you are allergic to dust mites, you should consult your doctor and they will recommend a product for you to wear while you receive the Hay Fever Injection. Make sure you follow the instructions exactly because if you are using an antihistamine, it could make the allergy worse.
You should also make sure to remove the needle from the skin for several days after the injection. You should not use other products containing steroids or steroid creams. If you are allergic to latex, you should clean your hands before putting on the injection and you should also avoid wearing gloves for several days afterwards.
It is important to note that if you have allergic reactions to dust mites or mold, you should wash the injection site thoroughly with water and soap several times. It is also advisable to cleanse the area with a solution of iodine to kill any spores. Also, you should not scratch. You should also clean the area with a moist cotton cloth before and after the treatment.