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Can food allergies cause migraines?

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That's not clear. There are studies showing that people who are prone to migraines can have their headaches brought on by histamines in cheese or red wine and other substances in foods. The more difficult issue is whether food allergies actually cause migraines in those people.

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The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Fact Sheet: Food Allergy and Intolerances."  UpToDate. American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 18, 2020

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The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Fact Sheet: Food Allergy and Intolerances."  UpToDate. American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 18, 2020

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