There are a lot of symptoms one can have with food allergies. The symptoms are going to vary depending on the person as well as the severity of the food allergies reaction that you have. This being said one of the less common reactions is a migraine. This usually happens as a result of the other symptoms you have related to the allergic reaction. Before I explain this further we should look at what a food allergy is.
A food allergy is a reaction to a certain food you have ingested that has upset the balance of your immune system. The immune system is your body’s protection. This means that when you introduce a foreign property that the body doesn’t recognize your immune system is going to attack it. As the immune system attacks the foreign agent, in this case a protein or antibody found in the food your other systems are going to react. When your body reacts to the chemicals released to fight the antibodies you will experience localized reactions. These reactions or symptoms of food allergies are usually hives, swelling, breathing issues, anaphylactic shock, fever, dizziness, and food allergies migraine.
This is usually related to the insomnia (sleeplessness), migraine, fever, dizziness, and breathing issues you are experiencing. You see migraines occur because of pressure in the head and around the eyes. The pressure builds up until you have light sensitivity, dizziness, pain on either side of your head, and various other symptoms. Migraines are caused by lack of sleep, allergies, and other issues like tumors or blood clots. If you are experiencing food allergies migraine headaches it is usually due to the symptoms brought on by the food allergy as mentioned. This means that the dizziness, shortness of breath, and therefore lack of oxygen is going to cause a pressure build up to occur. You will also find that with food allergies there are some individuals who develop runny noses and coughing. The runny noses and coughing can exacerbate the food allergies migraine headache leaving you feeling extremely poor.
There are a few things you can do about this when you are at home. You can immediately take pain reliever to lower down all of the allergy symptoms (take doctor’s advice before taking any medication), which will help the headache or you can take an antihistamine for the food allergies and the food allergies migraine headache. This will relieve the allergy symptoms of the coughing and runny or stuffy nose. Overall you should always seek medical attention if you have a food reaction.