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Environmental Allergies and Headaches

New Jersey Headache Institute - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Payman Sadeghi, MD

Something in the Air - Environmental Allergies and Headaches

According to the Migraine Research Foundation, 36 million Americans suffer from migraines and headaches. The figure is expected to be much higher as these are just the people who report their headaches; many others don’t and are thus not included.  

While migraines are not usually life threatening, they can ruin your day, keep you in bed and generally affect your quality of life. A number of common factors can cause a headache, but you are more likely to suffer from headaches if you also have allergies.

What is An Allergy Headache?

Additionally, regular mild headaches can be frustrating and could lead you to wonder whether something is wrong or what is causing this pain. Most mild headaches can be treated with simple non-prescription painkillers and can be relieved in under an hour. 

What is Causing Your Allergy Headache?

There are a number of common reasons that could be causing your headache or migraine, and it could take you some time before you find out exactly what is affecting you.

Some of the most common culprits include:

  • hay fever and other seasonal allergies
  • pet dander
  • mold and dust particles 
  • dust mite droppings
  • Expert Help is Here for Your Allergy Headaches

    Taking an over-the-counter painkiller such as ibuprofen will deliver temporary relief for your allergy headaches, but if you still have the allergy, you will no doubt get the headaches repeatedly. The trick is to tackle the allergy first and see if the headaches stop.

    Call our specialist headache management team today at 908.315.5707 or use our contact form to book a consultation.  

Dr. Payman Sadeghi is the co-founder of the New Jersey Headache Institute. He studied medicine at Nordestana University and finished his Internal Medicine internship and Neurology residency at the University of Texas.  Dr. Sadeghi has completed an electromyography super fellowship as well as many epilepsy and neuroimaging fellowships. At his residency in Neurology at the University of Texas Medical Branch Dr. Sadeghi gained extensive experience diagnosing and treating headache and migraine patients. That residency, along with Dr. Sadeghi's medical curiosity and his varied clinical experience, has made him a specialist in headaches and their treatment.

Dr. Sadeghi was also a clinical assistant professor during his time at the University of Texas. He is a member of the American Headache Society, the National Headache Foundation and the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Sadeghi is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Persian.


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