Food Allergy Headache Treatment

Millions of people suffer from headaches, but what many don’t realize is that there is usually an underlying cause. National Headache Institute specializes in treating headaches caused by a variety of other ailments, including those related to food allergies.

Allergy Headaches

People who imagine food allergies tend to think of people with severe symptoms, such as those who are allergic to peanuts or seafood. However, many people have milder reactions to certain foods in the form of headaches. Common food triggers for an allergy headache include chocolate, artificial sweeteners, and aged cheese, and some people also experience headaches after consuming caffeine or alcohol, even if small quantities.

Naturally, the easiest way to prevent allergy headaches is to avoid the trigger food or drink, but it’s also easier said than done. People who eat out or have meals at another person’s house may inadvertently consume a trigger food. Sometimes, people simply want to be able to enjoy their favorite foods despite the consequences.

Depending on the cause and severity of the symptoms, some over-the-counter treatments, such as Benadryl or Zyrtec, may help with some of the symptoms. Nasal medications, including Flonase, may also help with any facial pain. A doctor may prescribe something for more severe headaches.

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If you suspect you are suffering from headaches related to food allergies, National Headache Institute may be able to ease your pain. Our professionals specialize in a number of increasingly popular treatment methods, including Botox injections for facial pain.

We also perform diagnostic tests and always discuss your options with you before deciding on a course of treatment. Schedule a consultation appointment to begin the healing process.