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Everytime I eat pork I get a headache, why does this happen?

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Dr. Brian Novick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Allergy maybe

If you don't get a similar reaction with other foods, then probably an allergy---best to avoid pork, then see an allergist for testing.

In brief: Allergy maybe

If you don't get a similar reaction with other foods, then probably an allergy---best to avoid pork, then see an allergist for testing.
Dr. Brian Novick
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Dr. George Valdez
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Is it fresh pork or packaged pork? This often happens with preservatives that are added to it.
If it causes headache you should probably avoid.

In brief: Depends

Is it fresh pork or packaged pork? This often happens with preservatives that are added to it.
If it causes headache you should probably avoid.
Dr. George Valdez
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Dr. James Marx
Pain Management

In brief: Food Additives

A number of food additives like msg, nitrates, and even some artificial sweeteners can cause headache.
Also, heavily salted foods might cause headache in some situations. Also, foods that are pickled like sauer kraut, pickles obviously, chocolate and some red wines can cause headache.You might want to keep a food diary where you write down what you have eaten and when your headaches occur.

In brief: Food Additives

A number of food additives like msg, nitrates, and even some artificial sweeteners can cause headache.
Also, heavily salted foods might cause headache in some situations. Also, foods that are pickled like sauer kraut, pickles obviously, chocolate and some red wines can cause headache.You might want to keep a food diary where you write down what you have eaten and when your headaches occur.
Dr. James Marx
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