Allergy Treatments and Management


Hayfever is caused by an allergic reaction to pollen. When it comes into contact with the mouth, eyes, nose, or throat, the body reacts by making specific antibodies. Hayfever affects people at different times depending on which pollen they are allergic to.
Severe hayfever symptoms can spoil people’s summers and have a negative effect on their quality of life and ability to work optimally.

What services do we offer?
Our clinician will consider your symptoms and medical history, current and previous treatments. We will assess what treatment would be the most appropriate and explore your options.

If you have severe symptoms failing to respond to other treatments, such as oral antihistamine medications, topical eye drops and so on, it is possible to request an appointment to discuss the hay fever injection privately at our clinic.

What is Hayfever injection? How many treatments will you need?
The hayfever injection is a corticosteroid injection which has anti-inflammatory properties. It suppresses the immune system and stops the natural pollen response from going ‘haywire’.

If you are suitable and all safety criteria are fulfilled it will be administered in the top of the bottom.

It starts working almost immediately and typically ‘kicks in’ anywhere from one to forty-eight hours after administration.

This medication is administered when hayfever symptoms first appear and can give symptom remission that lasts for the duration of the entire pollen or allergen season (usually three months). In some cases 2 treatments are required to cover the whole season.

The dose required to control severe symptoms is partly related to body weight, and heavier subjects will require a larger dose to ease their symptoms. We have found that the therapeutic dose for most effective relief is 1mg per kg of body weight, therefore our standard doses administered are 40mg-80 mg per patient per season.

What allergy testing we offer?

We can offer allergy blood testing testing via our laboratory partner, who provide testing for 295 allergens including:

Total IgE, Specific IgE, house dust mite, specific IgE cat dander, specific IgE dog dander, specific IgE egg whites, specific IgE cows milk, specific IgE cod, specific IgE wheat, specific IgE peanuts, specific IgE soya beans, specific IgE grass mix, specific IgE mould mix.

Current price of a blood test is £ 349.

Phlebotomy & Handling charge is paid extra £40.

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