Allergy Headache: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Allergy Headaches are rare but can be very severe and annoying. They can be generally seen with allergies like allergic rhinitis and sinusitis. The pain can be throbbing and excruciating all over the face concentrating around the cheeks, behind the neck, and ears. Some can go on their own but some need medical attention. Through this blog we will explain in detail why you get allergy headaches, the symptoms, causes and the treatment, keep reading.  

Common Symptoms of Allergies

Along with severe headaches during allergies, the person may also suffer from other symptoms such as:-

  • Nasal congestion 
  • Itchy nose 
  • Nasal drainage
  • Pain and pressure surrounding the nose
  • Pain in the forehead 
  • Excruciating pain behind the cheekbones 
  • Sneezing 
  • Watery eyes 
  • Maybe fever 
  • Reduced smell sensation 
  • Sensitivity to light and noise

Triggers of Allergy Headache

Although headache due to allergy is rare, it can be seen in some people. In most cases, the main reason behind allergic headache can be allergic rhinitis and sinusitis which can be triggered by the following points.

  • Dust mites
  • Pet dander
  • Grass pollens
  • Pollutants 

When the person comes in contact with any of these, the inflammation in the nasal passages and sinus gaps increase leading to swelling and throbbing pain. So Ayurveda focuses on the elimination of the exact mechanism behind this and gives you permanent relief from Allergy Headaches. 

Ayurvedic treatment of Allergy Headaches

Ayurveda offers a holistic approach to the cure of the disease by correcting the imbalanced doshas, strengthening the immune system, and reducing inflammation in the body which can help to reduce allergic symptoms. It provides herbal medications, ayurvedic procedures, natural remedies, an Ayurvedic diet, and lifestyle modifications to treat allergy symptoms including headaches. 

Ayurvedic medications for Allergy Headache  

As we have discussed, Mainly Allergy Headaches can be due to sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, or food intolerance. Medication depends on the cause of the issue. 

If the Allergy Headache is due to food intolerances, then the medications are: 

  • Shirsjoolvajradi Rasa
  • Pathyadi kashayam 
  • Rasona vati 

If the Allergy Headache is due to allergic rhinitis or sinusitis, then the medications can be: 

  • Mahalakshmi Vilas Ras 
  • Sitopaladi churna vati 

Herbs can be used for Allergy Headache

Incorporate these herbs in your daily diet or in the form of supplements to get relief from allergy headaches and improve your overall life. 

  • Turmeric
  • Ginger 
  • Garlic
  • Nettle sting
  • Honey
  • Eucalyptus oil
  • Giloy satva 
  • Punarnav 
  • Choti dudhi 

Natural remedies for Allergy Headache 

Natural remedies help to get relief instantly from allergy headaches and other related symptoms. 

  • Steam 
  • Hot or cold packs
  • Massaging 
  • Jal neti pot
  • Sufficient hydration 
  • Adequate sleep
  • Aromatherapy
  • Ginger tea

Prevention of Allergy Headache

  • Know your triggers and stay away from them.
  • Stay inside and protect yourself from pollen allergy.
  • Keep your home clean and hygienic to keep protected from dust mites. 
  • Boost immunity through natural herbs and ayurvedic supplements. 
  • Get your allergies treated from the root cause to prevent future complications. 
  • Follow an ayurvedic diet that can strengthen you from the inside and prevent inflammatory reactions.
  • Practise meditation and yoga to keep yourself stress-free as stress can exaggerate the severity of allergies. 

Ayurvedic Practices for Allergy Headache  

You can do certain ayurvedic practices that will help you to get relief from allergies and related headaches. 

  • Nasya karma
  • Abhyanga
  • Panchakarma 
  • Nasya dhoop 
  • Shirodhara  

Wrapping up 

Ayurveda offers a holistic approach for the treatment of allergy headaches focusing on the root cause of the disease. An allergy headache is a rare condition and can be seen in people with a medical history of allergies. It doesn’t mean that they are not serious conditions, allergy headaches can be annoying and interfere with daily life activities. The pain can be throbbing and excruciating all over the face and behind the neck and cheeks. It is because of the inflammation of the sinus gaps and nasal regions. 

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The allergy triggers can be varied from person to person. Based on the trigger and the body’s response, ayurvedic treatment can be started. Ayurveda not only relieves the patient from throbbing pain and related symptoms but also strengthens the body from the inside preparing to fight futuristic infections and other disease conditions. Ayurvedic treatment involves herbs, herbal medications, ayurvedic procedures, and diet and lifestyle modifications as we discussed above. You can get treated for allergies or headaches with ayurveda holistically!

About Dr. Sahil Gupta (B.A.M.S., M.H.A.)

Dr. Sahil Gupta completed his Bachelor of Ayurveda in Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) and Master’s Degree in Health Administration (MHA) India. He is Registered Ayurvedic Doctor & Vaidya in India having Registration No. 23780. He is the CEO and founder of IAFA. After completing BAMS, Dr. Sahil Gupta started practicing Ayruveda by giving prime importance to allergic disorders management. He became the first Ayurvedic doctor to cure Food Allergies through Ayurveda.

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