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Can food allergies cause jaw pain?

Can food allergies cause jaw pain?

No: The most common symptmos with food allergies are rash (facial or generalized), nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, runny nose, swelling of throat tongue or lips, within minutes to a few hours after ingesting the offending food. Pain in the jaw after eating, especially chewy, crunchy food, may signify tmj (temporomandibular joint disease). Would discuss with your doc. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Can non-food allergies cause sore throat, that seems to resonance in the ear, jaw, chest, and mouth?

Can non-food allergies cause sore throat, that seems to resonance in the ear, jaw, chest, and mouth?

Yes, secondarily: A strong exposure to an airborne allergen can cause drainage which when snorting, mouth breathing, throat clearing, then cause throat soreness. I have personally had heavy exposure to dust mite (a borrowed pillow) and woke up the next morning with a raw throat. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a food allergy be entirely in your head?

Please tell me, could a food allergy be entirely in your head?

No: IgE mediated food allergy is a abnormal reaction to food allergen and is not is one's head. There can certainly be patients who think they may have food allergy and develop food aversion but this is not true IgE mediated food allergy. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel pain in your head from sinus pressure due to a food allergy?

Is it normal to feel pain in your head from sinus pressure due to a food allergy?

Can Happen: Some food allergies cause the release of histamine just as inhalant allergy can and cause dilation of the vessels in your nose causing obstruction and pressure. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a facial jaw pain when sneeze, I had two this morning. I think I have been having some allergy.

Is it normal to have a facial jaw pain when sneeze, I had two this morning. I think I have been having some allergy.

TMJ pain: The TMJ is your "jaw joint". While unusual, it is possible that when you sneezed you put excess stress on your TMJ by either opening really wide and/or tensing up the muscles suddenly. Eat softer foods next few days and take advil (ibuprofen) if needed. Moist heat can sometimes help as well. If pain continues past a few days or reoccurs regularly then see your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I always have plugged ears and sinus pressure/jaw pain. Could it be allergies? Possible TMJ for jaw pain?

I always have plugged ears and sinus pressure/jaw pain. Could it be allergies? Possible TMJ for jaw pain?

Several possibilitie: Cause is usually congestion (swelling) in the nose, sinuses & eustacian tubes. The eustacian tubes connect the throat to the middle ear, allowing for air pressure to be equalized. When swollen, the air cannot pass through and ear pressure results. Caused by allergies, colds, acute or chronic sinus infections. Jaw pain can come from ears and vice versa. Doctors exam and tests should find cause. ...Read more

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Seasonal allergy, after taking antihistamine itch/sneezing got better but still has blocked nose, now jaw pain too?

Seasonal allergy, after taking antihistamine itch/sneezing got better but still has blocked nose, now jaw pain too?

Maxillary Pain?: Very common with allergies or sinusitis. Although not as common, I've seen the pain referred to the mandible, too. The problem should pass when the season ends. ...Read more

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Is jaw pain/tightness/tingling and arm pain a symptom of an allegy to motrin?

Is jaw pain/tightness/tingling and arm pain a symptom of an allegy to motrin?

Motrin Allergy: Allergies to medications usually include a rash, shortness of breath, swollen tongue or mouth. Pain in the jaw, chest tightness and arm pain would suggest a heart problem, like a heart attack. Even at your age, you should get this evaluated. There have been a number of athletes who have suffered significant heart issues with similar symptoms. ...Read more

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What would cause an adult in his 50s to develop a food allergy?

What would cause an adult in his 50s to develop a food allergy?

Typical: All adults essentially change their allergies about ever 7 years, so even if you were not not allergic to some food, you can be now. ...Read more

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Can food allergies cause sinusitis?

Can food allergies cause sinusitis?

No: It's not impossible for food allergies to cause nasal inflammation, but it is unusual. It's much more likely to happen in children. If you're talking about a long term, steady chronic sinus problem, then it's not likely a food allergy. Environmental allergies (pollens, dust, etc) commonly cause or worsen sinus problems. ...Read more

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Is my acne caused by a food allergy?

Is my acne caused by a food allergy?

No: It is very well established now that acne is not due to food allergies, but certain bacteria on the skin. There is no need to alter your diet to treat acne. Instead, see a dermatologist for the best advice; this may includes antibiotic creams, other lotions, etc. Enjoy your meals! ...Read more

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Does food allergies cause numbing of the face?

Does food allergies cause numbing of the face?

Unlikely: The common symptoms of food allergies are itching, hives and swelling (mouth, tongue, lips, throat), vomiting, diarrhea and in some cases asthma or anaphylaxis (severe reaction). Numbness suggests involvement of the nerves which is less likely with allergic reactions. ...Read more

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Could food allergies cause irritable children?

Could food allergies cause irritable children?

Yes: Especially in children too young to communicate effectively. Food allergies can manifest as itching, hives, swelling, vomiting and/or diarrhea. Any of these symptoms could lead to being irritable. Similarly, food intolerance syndromes such as lactose intolerance with abdominal pain, gas and diarrhea can also be accompanied by irritability. There are other reasons for being irritable as well. ...Read more

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What causes eczema flare ups if it's not a food allergy in a toddler?

What causes eczema flare ups if it's not a food allergy in a toddler?

Many possibilities: The primary triggers for eczema flare-ups are food exposures, changes in weather/temperature, using the wrong soaps and moisturizers, and environmental allergens (pets, dust mites). ...Read more

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I wanted to know is it only proteins in food that causes food allergies?

I wanted to know is it only proteins in food that causes food allergies?

Yes most of the time: Usually protein in the food causes the food allergies. Protein, meaning the specific part of a food that triggers your immune system. Example:milk allergy may be caused by casein protein in the milk. Allergies to carbohydrate unit of red meats is rare and presents differently. Best be evaluated by an allergist to help you clarify your allergy. ...Read more

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Can food allergies cause vomiting?

Can food allergies cause vomiting?

Yes: Yes they can cause vomiting, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can a mold infection cause food allergies?

Can a mold infection cause food allergies?

No: Mold infections cannot alter your immune system so as to permit food allergy to develop. ...Read more

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Can food allergies be the cause of my red hot ears?

Can food allergies be the cause of my red hot ears?

Red ears and allergy: Yes, food allergies can cause those symptoms but it does call for a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Can food allergies cause generalized water retention?

Can food allergies cause generalized water retention?

See your PCP: Water retention is generally due to hormones & not food allergies - food allergies may cause urticaria which is usually a localized swelling of the skin.

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Could food allergies cause bloody, mucousy, floating stools?

Could food allergies cause bloody, mucousy, floating stools?

Yes: A type of food allergy that is mediated by immune cells can cause colitis especially in children and presents with bloody stool, abdominal pain. A more severe life threatening variation of this type of food allergy is called fpies or food protein induced enterocolitis syndrome. It is more aggressive and also found in children. Of note, those conditions are diagnosed after excluding infections. ...Read more

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Can food allergy symptoms cause an infection such as h.Pylori?

Can food allergy symptoms cause an infection such as h.Pylori?

No: H pylori is a significant bacteria usually associated with gastritis /stomach ulcers! Doubt they cause allergies food or airborne! Regards! ...Read more

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Could being exposed to mold for a long time cause food allergies?

Could being exposed to mold for a long time cause food allergies?

No: There is no evidence to suggest these two are linked. Allergy to mold can cause eye, nose or asthma symptoms, but not food allergies. ...Read more

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How can seafoods like lobster, crab and squid cause food allergies?

How can seafoods like lobster, crab and squid cause food allergies?

If you are sensitive: If you are sensitive to the proteins in these foods, your body makes antibodies that recognize them and set off an allergic reaction. Most foods have the potential of causing allergies, but a few are more likely and shellfish are among the 8 most common food allergens. ...Read more

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Can having a food allergy cause 30 pounds of unintentional weight loss in 4 months?

Can having a food allergy cause 30 pounds of unintentional weight loss in 4 months?

Not Usually: Food allergies typically cause hives, swelling, rapid crampy vomiting or diarrhea within 15-30 min of eating the food, difficulty breathing or anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction resulting in decreased blood pressure and circulatory collapse). If you have lost that much weight you should see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Does a prolonged elimination diet (eg AIP) cause food allergies or anaphylaxis to foods that you eliminated?

Does a prolonged elimination diet (eg AIP) cause food allergies or anaphylaxis to foods that you eliminated?

Not usually: If you eliminated a food you are allergic to even for a long time, the reaction is unpredictable on reintroduction but it is unlikely that this action alone eliminates the food allergy. However some food allergies do tend to fade away (milk, egg etc0 with time-whether this is from having avoided it for a long time or not is unclear. ...Read more

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Does having food allergy or tolerance be a cause of turbinate hypertrophy? Does stopping nasonex (mometasone) cause relapse?

Does having food allergy or tolerance be a cause of turbinate hypertrophy? Does stopping nasonex (mometasone) cause relapse?

More likely inhalent: There are various types of food allergies and sensitivities which can cause skin, GI, respiratory and sinonasal symptoms. Generally turbinate hypertrophy is due to inhalant allergies. Nasal steroid sprays derive their benefit after days of use and must be continued to function. If allergies are present, symptoms of congestion stuffiness generally improved with antihistamine and nasal steroid. ...Read more

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Can antidepressants cause you to develop food allergies? How long do these tablets stay in your system if you stop after having them for 8 years?

Not related: Antidepressants do not cause food allergies, in fact the tricylic and quadricyclic types of antidepressants actually have strong antihistaminic effects which may mask symptoms from food allergies. ...Read more

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Been havin bilateral jaw pain in front and below ear area. Intensified when bgin eat food. Almost like feeling of eating somethn sour. Burning. Causes?

Been havin bilateral jaw pain in front and below ear area. Intensified when bgin eat food. Almost like feeling of eating somethn sour. Burning. Causes?

Jaw pain: It sounds like either TMJ or salivary gland infection, either the parotid on the cheek or the submandibular under the jawline. TMJ more likely to be bilateral, but parotitis can be bilateral too - like mumps for example. You need to diagnose the focal cause of pain in question before addressing how to relieve it. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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Food Allergy (Definition)

Results in a response like diarrhea, vomiting, hives, or anaphylaxis when certain food is eaten. Can also be more subtle and lead to chronic congestion, headaches, ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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