Top
20
Doctor insights on: Can Food Allergies Cause Sinusitis

Share
1

1
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

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. John Chiu
2,637 doctors shared insights

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


4

4
Does dust allergies cause sinusitis? Can sinusitis be caused by allergy to dust?

Does dust allergies cause sinusitis?         Can sinusitis be caused by allergy to dust?

Yes: Sinuses have tiny openings into the nasal cavity allowing air exchange. When the nasal cavities are "congested" either from allergies (any cause), or a prolonged cold, these openings are blocked. The oxygen in the sinuses then slowly disappear and thus allows excessive growth of bacteria and consequently may cause sinus infections. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Can food allergies cause common cold?

Can food allergies cause common cold?

Nope: Food allergies can cause a lot of challenges but we can't blame colds on them too. Germs - usually viruses - cause the common cold. Some folks find that dairy makes them more snotty: stuffy nose and ears. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
Can allergies cause sinus infections and migraines?

Can allergies cause sinus infections and migraines?

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. ...Read more

8

8
Can food allergies or food intolerances cause gastritis both acute and chronic?

Can food allergies or food intolerances cause gastritis both acute and chronic?

Yes, but complicated: In short, yes, food allergies can cause gastritis. Not commonly. The condition where gastritis would occur from food allergies is known as eosinophilic gastritis and is where the stomach lining becomes inflamed from the presentation of allergic foods. This condition is not common but recognized. Food intolerance, theoretically could but many more conditions are more common. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Can allergies cause chronic coughing?

Can allergies cause chronic coughing?

Yes: Allergies can cause chronic coughing, but a doctor will evaluate to look for other causes. Asthma (some people cough but don't wheeze), gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn), allergic rhinitis (allergies in nose), non-allergic rhinitis (runny nose with negative allergy tests), TB (tuberculosis infection), throat cancer, lung cancer, sinusitis, drug side effects, etc... Can all cause chronic cough. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Can having hypothyroidism cause food allergies or sensitivities?

Can having hypothyroidism cause food allergies or sensitivities?

No: Hypothyroidism does not cause food allergies or sensitivities. People hypothyroidism may have gastrointestinal symptoms. ...Read more

11

11
Can food allergies lead to lupis?

Can food allergies lead to lupis?

No: I am not aware of any studies which associate food allergies as a predisposition to lupus. ...Read more

See 4 more doctor answers
12

12
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

13

13
Can allergies to mold and dust cause burping?

Can allergies to mold and dust cause burping?

No: Mold and dust are airborne allergens, with the usual symptoms being runny nose, stuffy nose, mild cough, and itching in the nose and/or eyes. People whose have asthma symptoms can get more wheezing and coughing when the air has mold or dust. Burping is not a respiratory symptom, but instead is from air escaping up from the stomach. Burping is not caused by airborne allergens. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
Can allergic rhinitis be linked to food intolerances or food allergy?

Can allergic rhinitis be linked to food intolerances or food allergy?

YES: On some occasions I have found kids whose only confirmed allergies were to foods.Removal from their diet resulted in a clearing of airway problems. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
Can crab allergies cause headaches?

Can crab allergies cause headaches?

Possibly: Allergic reactions to food usually result in hives, itching, breathing problems, throat swelling or GI symptoms but could include headache. Some foods commonly trigger headaches in migraine suffered such as chocolate or aged cheese. These are not true food allergies. ...Read more

16

16
Can sinus allergies cause coughing ?

Can sinus allergies cause coughing ?

Yes: The same allergens that trigger your sinuses to fill can also cause inflammation in your nose and cause the secretions (mucous) to drip from your nose into your throat causing a pretty significant, at times, cough. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
Can bad seasonal allergies cause vertigo ?

Can bad seasonal allergies cause vertigo ?

Maybe: True motion sensation vertigo may be viral, small calcium crystals in the labyrinth, Meniere's, vestibular migraine. Unsteadiness may also have multiple etiologies. Allergies can lead to eustachian tube swelling which can result in asymmetric middle ear pressure resulting in dizziness. ...Read more

18

18
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

See 4 more doctor answers
19

19
Can seasonal allergies cause headaches ?

Can seasonal allergies cause headaches ?

No,: It is a misconception that allergies cause headaches. However, allergies can cause sinus congestion, which can lead to headache pain. If you have allergies, the treatment for your allergy will not relieve your headache pain. The two conditions generally must be treated separately. See your doctor to ensure proper treatment. ...Read more

20

20
Could allergies cause bronchitis?

Could allergies cause bronchitis?

In a way....: Coughing can lead to inflammation of your airways just like in bronchitis. However, there is no infection present in this case. Treatment is aimed at relieving bronchospasm and inflammation. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
597 doctors shared insights

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. Jeffrey Stevens
8 doctors shared insights

Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining your sinuses. Acute sinusitis usually starts with coldlike symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more