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iVillage: 10 Hidden Causes of Pain

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Where does it hurt? Your throat or sinuses

Why? Allergies can contribute to a sore throat, sinus pain or headaches, and that includes low-grade allergies that don’t cause sneezing attacks or itchy eyes.

How to avoid it? If you have sinus pain, a headache or sore throat that lasts more than two months, doesn’t respond to antibiotics or other treatment, or recurs every two to three months, or if you’re starting to develop asthma symptoms (cough, chest tightness), ask your doctor to screen you for allergies.

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