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Can food allergies cause jaw pain?

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Dr. Giana Nicoara
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Giana Nicoara
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Or a cracked tooth or crown.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Food allergies do not cause jaw pain.
Think about a decayed or cracked tooth or possibly temporomandibular joint pain.

In brief: No

Food allergies do not cause jaw pain.
Think about a decayed or cracked tooth or possibly temporomandibular joint pain.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Rare

Allergies don't commonly cause TMJ, but the two can be linked, particularly in children.
Allergies that cause nasal congestion in a child could lead to TMJ syndrome; however, this is uncommon.

In brief: Rare

Allergies don't commonly cause TMJ, but the two can be linked, particularly in children.
Allergies that cause nasal congestion in a child could lead to TMJ syndrome; however, this is uncommon.
Dr. Louis Gallia
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In brief: Not normally

Food allergies are not inherently a cause of jaw pain.
But due to the type of foods you may have to limit yourself to, it may create a change in your eating habits. Such habits can affect the consistency of the foods that you eat, affecting the chewing. Also, if your immune system is compromised due to the allergies, you might be more susceptible to minor issues that escalate into the pain.

In brief: Not normally

Food allergies are not inherently a cause of jaw pain.
But due to the type of foods you may have to limit yourself to, it may create a change in your eating habits. Such habits can affect the consistency of the foods that you eat, affecting the chewing. Also, if your immune system is compromised due to the allergies, you might be more susceptible to minor issues that escalate into the pain.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: List of reactions

Food allergy reactions include: rash, hives, itchiness, lip/tongue and throat swelling, breathing problems, belly pain, vomiting, passing out and rarely death.

In brief: List of reactions

Food allergy reactions include: rash, hives, itchiness, lip/tongue and throat swelling, breathing problems, belly pain, vomiting, passing out and rarely death.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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