What are the causes of ice cream headaches? – WCNC.com


Your brain’s temperature doesn’t freeze however, changing your body’s temperature rapidly could cause pain.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -The temperatures for the coming days are expected to be very hot. A lot of people will be sipping cold beverages and eating Ice cream.

The question:

Are you able to write a short story about Ice cream headaches? Do they really exist?

Our Sources:


Yes Ice cream headaches are real.


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We’ve all been told about the ice cream headaches or brain freezes but the more precise definition, as defined by Johns Hopkins Medicine, is the cold-stimulus headache. The Doctors. Robinson and Dr. Kohli have confirmed that it’s a real problem.

“When you consume something extremely cold or consume something that is coldand cold food, you have tiny receptors at your back of your palate in the upper part of your mouth which are activated,” Kohli said.

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“The brain isn’t really freezing,” Robinson added.

As Robinson stated that your brain doesn’t freeze, however changing your body’s temperature rapidly can result in some discomfort.

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“That reaction triggers pain receptors located right near the blood vessels. They then transmit pain to the an tangential nerve that transmits pain from the face towards the brain.” Kohli said.

The best option in the event of this happening is to work to bring back that temperature in your throat as well as throat.

The doctors say that the pain will last a couple of seconds up to two minutes. If you are experiencing headaches that persist contact your physician.

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