Current Allergy and Asthma Reports

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 240–245 | Cite as

Migraine and Allergy: A Review and Clinical Update

ALLERGIC AND IMMUNOLOGIC DISORDERS OF THE EYE AND NERVOUS SYSTEM (CH KATELARIS, SECTION EDITOR)

Abstract

Migraine and allergy are both common diseases. Many patients suffer from both, and the vast majority of patients with “sinus headache” complaints are found to have migraine, making migraine identification important to allergists. This review addresses the possibility that allergy and migraine are comorbid conditions, focusing on epidemiology, shared biochemical pathways, and underlying mechanisms. Therapeutic implications of this possible relationship have been the subject of several recent studies, making a review of this association timely and prudent.

Keywords

Allergy Migraine Sinus headache Epidemiology Mechanisms Food allergy Trigger IgG Muscle contraction headache 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Northeast Ohio Medical UniversityNorth OlmstedUSA

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