Allergies and headaches

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Avatar m tn yes, allergies can definitely trigger headaches - I suffer from Migraines and if my sinuses or allergies start acting up it will trigger them
Avatar f tn Hi Mark: I can so sympathize with seeing our children in pain and not knowing how to help them. My sympathies are with you on that! There are SO many reasons for headaches on a continual basis. Eyestrain, posture, neck and shoulder problems, jaw tension, right on down to allergies...especially, food allergies!
Avatar f tn I eat good foods, with no preservatives, and organic, but somedays are horrible!! my symptoms are muscle pain, when i eat the food offender, headaches, and hives, and depend the food , is the severyty of the symptoms, i don't like to take cortisone, the common medicine ,doctors recommend for allergies. Do you know if people with thyroid problems, have lot of allergies problem also? Any other suggestion?
1606324 tn?1298293871 Many people think they are experiencing sinus headaches and issues when they are really experiencing migraines. Migraines can be triggered by allergies. It sounds like you have had migraines in the past and that they are a possibility for you now. Some things you can try are sinus rinses and a different antihistamine. Many patients and doctors think that loratadine is pretty close to a placebo. Zyrtec or its generic may work better for you.
Avatar f tn Hi, i have been suffering with blocked nose and headaches for the past 5 years. I have done a septrum operation but no change. I have visited an ENT recently and was told its allergies, however don't know what I'm allergic too due to visit an allergist soon. However lately I've been feeling tired, light headed at times, blocked nose, dry mouth and wake up during the night out of breath. Do you get these symptoms?
Avatar f tn The doctor told me to not worry more than likely not but they have to do it just to rule it out, everyone around me seems to think it is allergies! I have had allergies in the past as of with dust and really itchy eyes but never has it made me dizzy like this but I guess allergies can do that to you, has anyone experienced this?? I'm so worried!
Avatar m tn Hello, This dizziness which is present when you are in the house and disappears when you go outside can be due to air borne allergies to dust mites or mold. Please contact an allergic specialist and get skin tests for allergies like skin ***** test done. In this a small amount of allergen is introduced into the skin of the forearm and the reaction of the skin is noted. If there is any redness then that person is allergic to the allergen introduced. You can also get blood tests like RAST done.
Avatar f tn I am 55 years old and have been suffering from headaches for over 20 years. Since I also have sinus and allergies I always associated the headaches with sinus and is pretty much what I'd been told until last year. Over the past 2-3 years they have become worse. So bad that I had sinus surgery in 10/11. However, I was told it would not completely eliminate the headaches because I suffer from severe allergies as well. The headaches got better for about 10 months. Then around Oct./Nov.
Avatar m tn i get headaches alot. even when i dont have my period is that normal? and when i do get them its for like a week straight. Wahts wrong?
Avatar f tn I had a hysterectomy 9 years ago (ovarian cancer but no chemo) and have since developed chronic migraines + headaches, allergy to cat hair that was treated with allergy shots over 2 years, and an exacerbated dust allergy that did not respond to shots. My migraines involve great sensitivity to odours and sounds. You are well within your rights to ask people around you (at work or school) not to wear perfumes because most of the new perfumes are chemical-based.
Avatar f tn t seem to be related to his allergies and the doctor says that they are stress related. Also, his annual blood work show thyroid values to be around 95 and he was prescribed levothyroxin 50mcg. A followup blood work shows that the thyroid numbers are down to 5 which is almost normal.I'm not sure if any of this has to do with his constant headache!! please help!!Thanks.
Avatar f tn I just got a Siamese cat and ever since i've gotten her i've had headaches. sometimes i forget about them then they come back every so often, no other symptoms. I would like to know if keeping her around getting these random headaches every so often is dangerous for me in the long run.. or if I can stand the symptoms then I can keep her around... is this a problem that will become serious or can I just keep her around? Please reply.
Avatar m tn I get these headaches not quite as severe as cluster headaches, which I have had in the past. These headaches occur on the right side, and mostly occur after a short time from eating. I have been able to get rid of the headaches by sitting on the toilet and pretending to go. However since then I've been able to do it standing up with a grunt and a push. the headache goes away, but reoccurs later after eating again.
1878896 tn?1320583569 Headaches can also be caused by a side effect from prescription pills, withdrawal symptoms from nicotine and alcohol (and other drugs), low oxygen levels, flu and other illnesses, and of course tension and stress. (Do you have any exams coming up- those always gave me gnarly headaches and nausea.) If they are really bad and constant you should probably see a doctor.
1545021 tn?1322477485 I used to think it was just allergies, but wondered why I was getting allergies when it would rain, or the start of winter..etc. (and I never got a stuffy or runnung nose or eyes, just headaches and pressure in my ears nose).but I now think its Chiari, and it makes much more sense...
184420 tn?1326739808 mine is constant, and had catscan yesterday for the headaches, doc wanted to make sure nothing else was going on. He gave me some hydrcodone and I took one and that is the last one I will take, threw up big time and I am already nauseas all the time. Keep an eye on the headaches you may need more tests too.
Avatar n tn Hi, Since the common causes of pain and fullness in the face and head like sinusitis, ear infections and allergies have been ruled out; it becomes important to rule out dental issues which can also cause similar symptoms. I would suggest you to get a dental exam done by a specialist. Do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn Hi Scott, Hi Dr Turki, So one of you think wisdom teeth does and doesnt...hmm,..I don't know what to do. My eyes, head, and face feel heavy along with my headache..I felt like this for more than a month..I don't know what to do..I'm having my eyes checked out, my wisdom teeth to be pulled,..i doing this process of elimination to see what's causing these headaches and facial discomfort...allergies perhaps? Still scared in Wisconsin...any advise to move forward?
1454889 tn?1305048958 It can be caused by an acute infection, allergies, nasal polyps, and anatomical deformities, such as a deviated septum. Antibiotics and decongestants may be indicated. Antihistamine may also help if allergic reaction is present. Have this directly evaluated by your doctor for proper management. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn Hello and hope you are doing well. The symptoms described could be due to a sinus infection. Sinus infections can cause stuffiness of the nose with nasal blockage, which can make breathing through the nose difficult. It can also cause post nasal drip and lead to an irritation/infection in the throat. There are tubes called 'Eustachian tubes' which connect the middle ear to the throat, this balances the air pressure in the ears.
Avatar m tn I take Claritin-D daily for the same symptoms you have. I get bad headaches at night and my nose gets stuffed, with sneezing and runny eyes. Since starting Claritin-D, I no longer have that problem unless it wears off before I go to bed. I now take the 24 hr so I don't have that problem, but when I took the 12 hr, it would always wear off before bed and I'd bee all stuffed up.
Avatar n tn He said it might be allergies. He gave me eye drops that are anti-inflammatory and anti-allergy. He said it doesn’t look like I have GCP, but he suggested I wear my contacts less. I’ve been taking them out earlier at night and am waiting for my glasses to arrive so I can use the contacts a bit less. However, my eyes still hurt whether the contacts are in or out. It’s pain in the back of my eye and into my forehead- causing bad headaches. They seem to go down my nose also.
Avatar f tn I thought caffeine was bad?
Avatar n tn but nearly 3 months later i still get headaches for a few min to a few secs all day and these little pings and pangs. i also get pressure in my nose and forehead strain. and pain around eye brows and eyes. i know this isnt a migraine. in my quest to find out whats causing this i got allergy tested. allergies never bothered me before and i dont have the typical symptoms. doc said my allergies are bad enough to at least take a zyrtec a day.