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Allergies That Cause Your Thyroid to Be Inflamed

By Michelle Nesbit ; Updated July 27, 2017

Allergy attacks can do a number of harm to health. In many cases, allergies have been linked strongly to thyroid inflammation alongside symptoms such as pain and closing-in of airways. An inflamed thyroid can be very painful. It causes a disruption on the normal production of hormones, causing the development of lumps or cystic mass. Let's look at some allergies that cause your thyroid to be inflamed.

Thyroid-harming Allergies

Allergies trigger the release of IgE protein into the blood, causing the mucous membranes in the nasal cavity to produce mucous. The mucous runs from the nasal cavity to the back of the throat delivering infectious pathogens to the thyroid. As a result, the throat becomes irritated and the thyroid becomes inflamed.


Sinusitis is a common occurrence during allergy seasons. It causes runny and stuffy nose, which brings common colds to the thyroid area and causes it to become a breeding ground for infection.

Environmental Allergies

Exposure to dust, pollen, animal hair and other environmental elements may cause allergic reactions such as more frequent sneezing, which causes the secretion of a runny mucous.

Food Allergies

Food allergies cause a million of harmful things, which include swelling of thyroid glands. When eaten raw cruciferous foods such as broccoli, cauliflower, spinach and asparagus are major allergy factors in thyroid inflammation, as they contain a natural chemical known as goitrogens, which is a goiter producer.

Chemical Allergies

Exposure to some chemicals and strong perfume scents causes the secretion of runny mucous and irritate and inflame the thyroid.

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