Despite the warmer weather, many people dread the spring-time. It is the start of ‘hay-fever season’ which can lead to ongoing symptoms such as a runny nose, sore eyes and sneezing. Combined with a ‘foggy’ head, these symptoms can cause significant obstruction to everyday life. Consultation with your Midland Health GP may be useful for planning the way through hay-fever season and finding easy solutions to reduce discomfort and make things more bearable.
Price of Treatment £80
What are the key benefits of the Hayfever Treatment?
Effective from one dose.
Symptoms are alleviated for the entire hay-fever season.
See results from 1 to 48 hours after administration.
When is the best time to get the Hayfever Treatment?
Any time after hay-fever symptoms appear. If you suffer hay-fever every year, you can get the Hayfever Treatment before the start of the season.
Who can administer the Hayfever Treatment?
The Hayfever Treatment is given by our experienced GP's or nurse Louise Bradshaw.
Hayfever Treatment is not suitable for those under 18.
Hayfever is the basic response from your autoimmune system which is trying to prevent the pollen from entering your body. Although pollen is not dangerous to your health, the body has a heightened reaction to it and this is when patients experience itchy nose and eyes, running nose, sneezing and nasal congestion. The period one might experience these symptoms varies on the area they live in. Usually, it starts late spring and continues up until September.
At Midland Health we champion Hayfever Treatments and Rhinolight treatments for hayfever; however, this is not the extent of our treatment options. For hayfever sufferers, our GPs have access to an extensive range of treatments, helping you to gain relief from your symptoms.
For mild sufferers of hay fever, over-the-counter doses of antihistamines, nasal sprays and eye drops may be sufficient in building up your tolerance to pollen. However, for those who experience little relief, there are stronger medications our GPs can offer. For example, at our private allergy clinic in Birmingham, we can offer hay fever shots after a GP consultation.
Essential Oils for Hayfever
A surprising treatment for hayfever is essential oils. Specialist combinations of these can be extremely effective in reducing symptoms of hayfever. For some, they can also act as a preventative. Essential oils appeal to many individuals and parents as they are a natural and safe way to treat hayfever symptoms.
In addition to medical intervention, our professional GPs also recommend trying these non-medical tips:
Limiting time spent outside, reducing your entire body’s interaction with pollen
Showering more frequently to rinse off any pollen
Closing windows day and night
Using Vaseline around the nose and nostrils
Allergy Testing at Midland Health
Do you know what’s triggering your allergy symptoms? At Midland Health, we can perform an allergy test at our private clinics, helping you to understand what is causing your discomfort. We can test against a variety of pollen as well as additional inhalants.
The Hayfever Treatment is available to Over 18s only.
The Hayfever Treatment can reduce symptoms of hay-fever for the entire season. If you have previously been administered other treatments to combat hay fever, such as oral antihistamine tablets, topical eye drops, one solution to alleviate your hay fever symptoms is to get the Hayfever shot. This is a steroid treatment, recommended for those who have severe symptoms.
How does the Hayfever Treatment work?
During your appointment, our GPs will take the time to detail the benefits as well as the side effects of the Hayfever Treatment. They will make sure that the Hayfever Treatment is the right treatment for you, assessing whether other treatments might be best suitable for your needs. The dose that a patient needs is calculated according to their body weight. 1mg per kg is the standard way to find out the right dose for patients each season. The Hayfever treatment is administered intramuscularly and the effects will start working within one to 48 hours after having had the treatment.
The effectiveness of hayfever treatment can vary from person to person, as each individual's response to the treatment can differ. The doctor could recommend a second dose during a consultation based on the specific needs and response of the individual.
What are the Benefits of the Hayfever Treatment?
-Patients require one dose to reduce the symptoms caused by the hayfever for the entire season (up to three months); -Cost-effective compared to investing in all other treatments; -The treatment does not go through the digestive system or the liver; -The symptoms of the hayfever will stop your hay fever symptoms for a whole season.
Discussion with a Midland Health GP to answer and questions or concerns is recommended to work out if the hayfever treatment is right for you. You can book a private appointment at our clinic based in Birmingham and our friendly GPs will offer all the support you need.
Rhinolight Treatment for Hayfever
At Midland Health, we also offer Rhinolight treatment for the relief of hayfever symptoms, as well as eczemas and rashes caused by other allergic reactions. When other common solutions, such as sprays and steroids fail, UV light therapy on the nose can be a successful hayfever treatment for both children and adults.
The Rhinolight treatment is non-invasive and pain-free, with some patients reporting an improvement from as early as the first session. As the application of phototherapy for hay fever symptoms boasts up to 90% success rate, it’s a very popular choice amongst our hay fever patients.
How does Rhinolight Treatment Work?
We use modern Rhinolight machines to shine a special high-intensity UV light into each nostril. Each treatment session takes just 2-3 minutes. The procedure is completed every few days for at least 3-4 weeks to relieve the symptoms of hayfever.
Although no treatment can guarantee results, most people report alleviation of their symptoms within the first two weeks of UV light treatment with a Rhinolight machine.
Once you have completed a full course of treatment over a month, you can schedule follow-up “booster” sessions every 2-3 months to maintain the effectiveness of the treatment.
What are the benefits of Rhinolight phototherapy?
UV therapy offers a number of benefits for people suffering from hayfever and other allergies including:
Blocking histamine to prevent allergy and hay fever symptoms that impact the nose and the sinuses
Destroying some of the cells responsible for allergies (eosinophils and lymphocytes)
Reducing the number of ECP and IL-5 in nasal secretions - they are amongst the main triggers of rhinitis and sinusitis
As the Rhinolight machine does not damage the nose or the sinuses and the procedure is completely pain-free, it’s a perfect solution for your seasonal hayfever relief and allergic rhinitis.
The Midland Health ethos is to enable everyone to access professional and exceptional medical care when they need it most. That is why our entire medical team prides itself on providing exemplary patient care, ensuring all patients are more than satisfied with the care they receive. To equal their wealth of experience and medical knowledge, they have access to our state-of-the-art clinics complete with the latest technology and equipment.
Our allergy specialists at Midland Health can offer a wide range of allergy treatments from medications to innovative injections. You no longer need to struggle through the seasons, with our GPs, you can receive the treatment you desperately need. Whether you book an appointment at our Birmingham clinic, you can expect the same excellent care and expertise for each team.
Our Clinics: Visit Us in Birmingham
Our contemporary clinic is located on the outskirts of Birmingham, not far from the city's botanical gardens. Come and visit our allergy specialists in Birmingham in the heart of Edgbaston, on the outskirts of the city centre. Edgbaston is easily accessible by well-serviced bus routes and the Five Ways train station, with regular connections to Birmingham Grand Central station.
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Hayfever Treatment Second Dose
This shot is not necessary for everyone
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Six Session Rhinolight Treatment
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Why should I have the hayfever treatment?
Hayfever treatments are recommended for anyone who suffers from hayfever symptoms, such as a runny nose, red/watery eyes, sneezing, etc. Unlike over-the-counter allergy tablets, the hayfever treatment provides a long-term relief that lasts the whole season.
Who shouldn’t have a hayfever treatment?
Hayfever treatments are not recommended for:
Women who are breastfeeding
Those suffering from a suppressed immune system
Those currently suffering from an infection
Anyone who is planning to undergo surgery within 3 months from the treatment
Those with high blood pressure
Those with an undiagnosed Medical problem
Anyone under the age of 18
Anyone who has got a live vaccine in the last 4 weeks
When is the best time to get a Hayfever treatment?
If you regularly experience hayfever symptoms every year, you should consider getting the hayfever treatment before the start of the season. You can also have a hayfever treatment at any time after the appearance of hayfever symptoms.
Where is the hay fever treatment made?
The hayfever treatment is usually administered in the buttocks.
How long does it take for a hayfever treatment to take effect?
Usually, you can feel the positive effects of the hayfever treatment within 48 hours but it may take up to 10 days to see the full results.
Are there any side effects?
The treatment site may be sore for 24 hours but there are no other unpleasant side effects to the hayfever treatment. You will be able to leave the Midland Health clinic immediately and go back to your daily activities as usual.
How long does a hay fever treatment last?
The Hayfever treatment can be an effective relief of hayfever symptoms for up to 6 months.
Will I need a second dose of the hayfever treatment?
In most cases, one dose of the Hayfever treatment is enough to suppress the symptoms of hayfever. However, in more severe cases, the symptoms may persist. If that happens, you could opt in to have a second dose which can be administered a minimum of 14 days after the first. The price of the second Hayfever treatment is also £80.
Are there any side effects of Rhinolight therapy?
No, the UV light treatment is safe and has no known side effects. Phototherapy causes no damage to the nasal lining or the cells that line the nose and sinuses.
You may experience occasional, short-lived dryness of the nasal lining but a simple moisturising gel or spray can alleviate that.
Can I use the Rhinolight machine if I am breastfeeding?
Yes, Rhinolight treatment is safe for breastfeeding or expectant mothers.
Can I use the Rhinolight machine if I am an athlete?
Yes, the treatment is perfect for professional athletes who are not allowed to take certain hay fever medications.
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