Can My Allergies Cause Migraines?

Treating Your Allergies & Migraine Symptoms

Migraines are a common condition caused by many things, including allergies. While migraines themselves are not allergic reactions, they can be triggered by allergies.

Keep reading to learn how our board-certified specialists at Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia can help alleviate your allergy-related migraine symptoms.

Why Migraines Occur

Allergies are an immune response and can cause migraines by increasing inflammation in the body or releasing chemicals that trigger migraines.

There are many different types of allergies, and each person may react differently to various allergens. However, some common triggers have been linked to migraines, including:

  • Dust mites
  • Pet dander
  • Pollen
  • Mold
  • Food allergies

Allergy Testing & Management

Allergies can be mistaken for other common conditions such as seasonal colds or COVID-19. If you suffer from migraines, keeping track of your symptoms and triggers is essential. This can help you and your doctor identify whether allergies are a possible trigger for your migraines.

If you believe you have allergies, our board-certified specialists at Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia can perform allergy testing to help you determine whether your migraines are due to undiagnosed allergies.

Reducing Your Allergy Symptoms

There are some steps you can take to avoid or lessen your exposure to allergens, including:

  • Keep your home clean and free of dust and other allergens.
  • Avoid pet dander by keeping pets out of your home or by taking allergy medication before coming into contact with them.
  • Stay indoors when pollen levels are high.
  • Use a mold inhibitor in your home.
  • Avoid foods that you are allergic to.

Allergy Treatments

If you take these steps and find that allergies are still triggering your migraines, you may want to consider allergy shots, allergy drops, or other treatments. Talk to your doctor about whether allergy shots may be right for you.

Book a Consultation With Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia Today

Our team of board-certified allergy specialists at Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia is here to test you for allergies, discuss your options and recommend an appropriate course of treatment. Contact us at (770) 459-0620 or visit us online to book your same-day or next-day appointment.

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