Vale Health Injection Clinic

hay fever INJECTIONs

We provide injections for the symptomatic relief of hay fever.  Relief from a single injection can last an entire season.



Hayfever Symptoms




10 minutes


No Downtime

Same day jabs avaialble

Relief usually starts in 1-2 days

One injection can last a whole season

Cortisone injection for fast hay fever relief

Fast and long lasting symptom relief

Most people experience symptom relief in the first 24-48 hours after the injection.  In the vast majority of people, this will last the season.  If symptoms return before the end of the season, another injection can be adminstered.


Hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, is a prevalent allergic condition affecting millions worldwide. It’s characterised by an exaggerated immune response to certain allergens, primarily pollen, leading to inflammation of the nasal passages and other mucous membranes. Understanding the causes, symptoms, and management strategies for hay fever is crucial for individuals affected by this condition.


The primary cause of hay fever is an allergic reaction to specific allergens, commonly pollen grains from trees, grasses, and weeds. When these airborne particles are inhaled, the body’s immune system, which normally defends against harmful substances, misidentifies them as threats. In response, the immune system releases histamines and other chemicals, triggering inflammation and various symptoms associated with hay fever.

Apart from pollen, other environmental allergens can also contribute to hay fever symptoms. These include dust mites, pet dander, mould spores, and certain indoor pollutants. Additionally, some individuals may experience symptoms triggered by irritants such as cigarette smoke or strong odours, although these are not true allergic reactions like those seen in hay fever.


Hay fever symptoms can vary in severity and may include:

  1. Sneezing: Frequent bouts of sneezing are a hallmark symptom of hay fever, often occurring in rapid succession.

  2. Nasal Congestion: Swelling and inflammation of the nasal passages can lead to congestion, causing difficulty breathing through the nose.

  3. Runny or Itchy Nose: Excessive nasal discharge (runny nose) is common, along with itching of the nasal passages.

  4. Watery Eyes: Irritation of the eyes can result in excessive tearing and a watery discharge.

  5. Itchy Throat and Ears: Many individuals with hay fever experience itching in the throat and ears, often accompanied by a scratchy or irritated sensation.

  6. Sinus Pressure: Inflammation of the sinuses can cause pressure and discomfort in the facial area.

  7. Fatigue: Chronic symptoms of hay fever can lead to fatigue and decreased energy levels, affecting daily functioning.

The timing and severity of symptoms can vary depending on factors such as the type of allergen, the individual’s sensitivity, and the pollen count in the environment. Hay fever symptoms often worsen during specific seasons when pollen levels are high, such as spring (tree pollen), summer (grass pollen), and fall (weed pollen).

Relief and Management:

While hay fever cannot be cured, several strategies can help alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life for affected individuals. These include:

  1. Allergen Avoidance: Identifying and minimising exposure to allergens can significantly reduce symptoms. This may involve staying indoors on high-pollen days, keeping windows closed, using air purifiers with HEPA filters, and avoiding outdoor activities during peak pollen times.

  2. Medications:

    • Antihistamines: Oral antihistamines  can help alleviate sneezing, itching, and runny nose by blocking the action of histamines.

    • Decongestants: Nasal decongestants, available as nasal sprays or oral medications, can provide temporary relief from nasal congestion by shrinking swollen blood vessels in the nasal passages. However, prolonged use of nasal decongestant sprays can lead to rebound congestion and should be limited to a few days.

    • Cortisone Injections:

      • Mechanism of Action: Corticosteroid injections deliver a potent dose directly into the bloodstream. Cortisone is a  powerful anti-inflammatory agent that suppress the immune response and reduce inflammation throughout the body, including the nasal passages.

      • Indications: Cortisone injections are typically reserved for severe cases of hay fever that do not respond adequately to other treatments. They may also be recommended for individuals who cannot tolerate or comply with other medication regimens.

      • Administration: Cortisone injections are administered by a healthcare professional, usually in the gluteal (buttock) muscle. The injection site is cleaned and then the  cortisone medication is then injected using a syringe and needle.

      • Rapid Relief: Cortisone injections provide rapid relief of hay fever symptoms, often within a few hours to days after administration. This quick onset of action makes them particularly useful for individuals experiencing severe symptoms or exacerbations.

      • Duration of Effect: The duration of symptom relief from a cortisone injection can vary depending on factors such as the individual’s response to treatment and the underlying severity of the allergic reaction. In some cases, a single injection may provide relief for several weeks to months, while others may require repeat injections for sustained benefi

Procedure Specialists


Hay fever injection

Gary Edwards


Hay fever injection

Jon Handley-Collins



Benefits of cortisone Injections for Hay Fever

Cortisone injections can offer several benefits for hay fever symptom relief, particularly in severe cases or when other treatments have been ineffective. Some of the key benefits include:

  1. Rapid Relief: Cortisone injections provide quick relief from hay fever symptoms, often within hours to days after administration. This rapid onset of action can be especially beneficial for individuals experiencing severe symptoms or exacerbations.

  2. Potent Anti-inflammatory Effects: Cortisone is a potent anti-inflammatory agent that suppresses the immune response and reduces inflammation throughout the body, including the nasal passages. By targeting the underlying inflammation associated with hay fever, cortisone injections can effectively alleviate symptoms such as nasal congestion, sneezing, and itching.

  3. Long-lasting Effects: In some cases, a single cortisone injection can provide sustained symptom relief for several weeks to months, reducing the need for frequent medication use or other treatments. This can improve overall quality of life and minimise the impact of hay fever on daily activities.

  4. Targeted Delivery: Cortisone is delivered into the bloodstream, ensuring efficient distribution throughout the body and targeted suppression of inflammation in the nasal passages. This direct delivery mechanism bypasses the need for oral medications or nasal sprays, which may be less effective or cause systemic side effects.

  5. Reduced Systemic Side Effects: Compared to oral cortisone, which can cause systemic side effects when taken for extended periods, cortisone injections typically result in fewer systemic effects due to their localised administration. This minimises the risk of adverse reactions such as weight gain, fluid retention, mood changes, and gastrointestinal disturbances.

  6. Improved Compliance: For individuals who have difficulty complying with daily medication regimens or who experience intolerable side effects from other treatments, cortisone injections offer a convenient and effective alternative. A single injection can provide long-lasting symptom relief, reducing the burden of frequent medication use.

  7. Enhanced Quality of Life: By providing rapid and effective relief from hay fever symptoms, cortisone injections can significantly improve overall quality of life for individuals affected by this condition. Relief from symptoms such as nasal congestion, sneezing, and itching allows individuals to function better in their daily activities and enjoy a better sense of well-being.


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Gary Edwards

Doctor of Chiropractic and Injection therapy

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Doctor of Chiropractic and Injection therapy

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