Spring has finally come, and we are on our way to some warm sunshine and little flowers. COVID-19 may have disrupted our lives, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get outdoors. For many, spring can mean allergies. Allergies can mean migraine triggers or more frequent and intense headaches.
Here are some helpful tips to managing any seasonal migraine triggers you may experience while out on the trail or taking the neighborhood walk.
If you are experiencing facial pain, sinus blockage, nausea, or a sharp pain on one side of your head, you may be experiencing headaches due to allergies.
These are some of the most common allergies associated with headaches:
- Allergic rhinitis
Commonly known as hay fever, this is an allergic reaction to the seasonal outdoors. Rhinitis is an irritation or inflammation of the mucous membrane in the sinuses.
- Barometric Pressure Headaches
Seasonal changes often bring a change in the atmosphere pressure. These changes can cause headaches or migraines.
- Food Allergies
Foods such as aged cheese, wine, alcohol, chocolate, nuts, and artificial sweeteners can cause headaches. It is a good idea to keep track of your diet and food changes during the seasons.
To prevent seasonal, springtime headaches, try the following preventions to keep your allergies at bay:
- Vacuum carpets well, or remove carpeting from your living space.
- Install a dehumidifier
- Keep your furnace filter clean
- Dust your house regularly
Schedule your ,free virtual discovery visit to learn how you specifically can combat your headaches and migraines from the comfort of your own home. Enjoy this coming spring allergy and headache free!