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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

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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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Is it possible that allergies cause jaw pain?

Is it possible that allergies cause jaw pain?

Maxillary ?: A sinus inflammation can cause the maxillary posterior teeth to hurt, feeling like a toothache. I would guess that in a rare circumstance, the pain can be referred to the lower jaw. You may also be clenching your teeth and grinding due to the discomfort, and that may also be contributing. Have your self examined by a local dentist to rule out anything dentally related. ...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?

Dangerous assumption: There are cults that urge people to self-diagnose with various sensitivities and these do a fair amount of damage. However, my late mother was anaphylactically allergic to very small amounts of eggs. She was almost killed twice by 'pranks' by people who were trying to prove it was 'all in her head.'. ...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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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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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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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

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


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