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Ice cream headache

Also known as a brain
freeze, an ice cream headache
refers to the pain
caused in the head by sudden
oral exposure to ice
creams and cold food. This
is believed to result from a
cold object touching the
upper warm surface of the
mouth, which affects some
blood vessels adversely.

This could disturb the
smooth flow of blood to
the brain and result in a
headache. The condition
usually needs no treatment
as it disappears after
a short while and can be
easily prevented by avoiding
sudden exposure to
cold foods. The term has
its origin in Rebecca
Timbres’ 1939 book, We
Didn’t Ask for Utopia: A
Quaker Family in Soviet

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