Understanding Allergy Headaches

Have you experienced having a throbbing and troublesome feeling in your head that would either make you close your eyes for a minute or would make you suffer one whole day? You would probably think “of course.” Well, you would not be surprised to hear that you are not alone. Everyone, if not, almost each person in the world has gone through the same pain.

Now, the question is why do you experience these headaches? There are different causes of headaches and allergy is one of them. When you suffer from headache as a reaction of your body to a substance or weather condition, this is called an allergy headache. How does allergy cause headaches anyway? In the reaction process of the body to an allergen, the body releases histamine which may cause dilation of blood vessels in the brain.

There are several types of headaches caused by allergies. Here is a list of the three types and their characteristics:

  • Sinus headaches are described as pain in the areas of the forehead, cheeks, nose, and behind the eyes.
  • Cluster headaches cause pain on an area of one eye, runny and swollen nose, and restlessness.
  • Migraines are accompanied with burning pain or ache in one side of your head, light and sound sensitivity, and vomiting.

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