Can migraines be triggered by allergies? On top of that, exposure to allergens (things you’re allergic to) triggers your immune system to release certain chemicals. They can fuel inflammation throughout your body, all of which can set you up for a migraine. If you’re prone to migraine headaches, your symptoms may be more severe during allergy season.
What kind of allergies cause migraines?
- Allergic rhinitis (hay fever). If you have a headache along with seasonal and indoor nasal allergies, it’s more likely due to a migraine headache rather than allergies.
- Food allergies. There can be a relationship between food and headaches.
What does an allergy migraine feel like? An allergy headache can feel like sinus pressure and facial pain throughout the nose, forehead, and cheekbones. It can present with symptoms that resemble the common cold: sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes/watery eyes, nasal congestion, and nasal buildup.
How do you get rid of an allergy migraine?
- Limiting outdoor exposure when pollen counts are high.
- Avoiding ventilation systems that draw air from outside into your home.
- Wearing sunglasses to limit allergen exposure to your eyes.
- Washing your hands, especially after petting animals or touching trigger substances.