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A 36-year-old member asked:

Can allergies cause sinus infections and migraines?

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 30 years experience
Stuffy nose: With chronic sinus congestion, pressure changes in sinuses causes severe headaches sometimes. Relieve allergic rhinitis, clean out sinuses, do those nasal irrigations, take your allergy medicines, and your headaches will subside. Go on a plane or dive with sinus congestion and you will be in trouble from the change in pressure.

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Can you get sinus infections & migraines from allergies?

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Yes: Allergens can produce migaines. Also, the introduction of an allergen can produce swelling of the nasal passages and the openings from the nasal passages to your paranasal sinuses producing a sinus infection.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Wanted to know if allergies cause sinus infections and migraines?

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Dr. Rajiv Arora
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Indirectly: Allergies aren't the cause of sinus infection and migraines, per say. However, allergies can be a trigger for some people with migraines. Allergies can also contribute to sinus infections. The inflammation caused by allergies can be a set up for migraines.
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