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Kenalog Injection London – Why it can be better for pain relief

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Kenalog Injection London
Kenalog Injection London

Kenalog Injection London 

Kenalog Intra-Articular / Intra-Muscular Injection is for the treatment of joint pain, swelling and stiffness in inflammatory disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis.

Many allergic reactions and other inflammatory conditions have symptoms like itching, redness, swelling, and pain. Kenalog injections are an effective treatment that alleviates these symptoms. In the UK, approximately 20% of the population suffers from one or more allergy disorders. Making it one of the highest prevalence rates of allergies in the world. When hay fever is around the corner, you need to prepare yourself to overcome the discomforting symptoms of the allergy. 

What is Kenalog?

Kenalog is a triamcinolone acetonide that belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids. It’s used to treat joint pain, swelling and stiffness caused by inflammatory disorders. The medication is administered into the muscle through an injection or into the joints (intra-articular) to provide long-acting effects and relief. 

A kenalog injection has many different applications and uses such as help to reduce swelling and inflammation. It can also help to treat various skin conditions like eczema, allergies, rash and dermatitis. Triamcinolone helps to reduce swelling, itching and redness that occur in allergic conditions. It’s also commonly used to manage the symptoms of hay fever. Hence, it’s also called the hay fever injection. 

Benefits of Getting a Kenalog Injection London

  • Reduce inflammation 
  • Treating allergies 
  • Managing skin conditions 
  • Providing long-lasting relief 
  • Minimising systemic side effects

Kenalog injections may help patients experiencing a range of bothersome symptoms that interfere with daily life, including fatigue and difficulty concentrating. If your symptoms aren’t responding to antihistamines and other typical treatments, a Kenalog injection might be an option. 

Why Might You Need a Kenalog Injection?

Kenalog injections are effective for a wide range of conditions and symptoms, and this is by no means an exhaustive list. But the following are some of the common reasons and health issues that can be at least partially relieved by professionally administered Kenalog injections;

  • Joint inflammations 
  • Rheumatoid arthritis 
  • Trauma to joint cartilage 
  • Poorly functioning adrenal gland
  • Acne 
  • Skin lesions and scars 
  • Allergic skin reactions 
  • Thyroid gland disease
  • Eye inflammation 
  • Alopecia 
  • Psoriasis 
  • Lupus 
  • Crohn’s disease 
  • Inflammatory bowel disease 
  • Ulcerative colitis 

A triamcinolone injection is available in different forms through a doctor’s prescription. Directly receiving this form of corticosteroid through injection is the most effective way to quickly and safely address the symptoms. 

How Does the Injection Work?

 Kenalog injections work by delivering powerful anti-inflammatory medicine to a target area. As with other forms of corticosteroids, kenalog injections temporarily lower the body’s overactive immune response, which causes a gradual chain reaction that reduces swelling and inflammation in the affected area. Unlike oral corticosteroids, an injection only delivers the medication where it needs to go. It’s more effective and reduces the risk of side effects. 

Within 24-48 hours, you start to experience relief. You often only need one injection at the beginning of allergy season. 

The time it takes to feel relief depends on the condition being addressed. In conditions like cystic acne, you might start to experience the effects immediately. In more severe cases, you might need several injections over a period of weeks before a noticeable experience occurs. 

Who can Benefit from Kenalog Injections?

Anyone with the aforementioned conditions and symptoms is a good candidate for Kenalog injection london. However, you shouldn’t have an allergy to corticosteroids. You should also consider the injections if other treatment options are not working. You will know within a few sessions if your body is responsive to the injections. 

Kenalog Injection London
Kenalog Injection London

Side Effects of Kenalog Injections

Kenalog injections may cause some undesirable effects, just like any other medicine. The side effects can vary depending on the patient, dosage, and frequency. 

The most common side effects include redness and soreness at the injection side, headache, stomach upset, dizziness, weight gain, and difficulty sleeping.  

Kenalog Injection FAQs

Q: How much is a Kenalog injection London?

Private steroid injections in the UK cost anything from £250-£1,000 and beyond. The location of the clinic contributes substantially to the cost of the injection. 

Q: What are kenalog injections used for?

Kenalog injections have a vast range of applications. They commonly treat swelling, pain and stiffness in inflammatory disorders. It is also used for muscular problems.

Q: How long do kenalog injections last?

After the injection, triamcinolone is slowly absorbed into the bloodstream from this area, allowing the injection to produce an effect for about three weeks. When used to treat allergies, the effects of the injection can last the entire season. 

Q: How quickly does kenalog work?

It takes a few days for the injection to start working. But in most cases, people report noticing a benefit after only one day or so. But generally, it takes 5 to 10 days after injection for the benefits to show. 

Q: What to expect after a Kenalog injection?

Kenalog injection london are a quick and painless process. You will only feel some slight pressure at the injection site. Most patients do not experience any discomfort and resume normal activities right after the appointment. If you’re sensitive to needles, we may use a numbing cream. On average, the entire appointment takes less than 20 minutes.  

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