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Doctor insights on: Do Ice Cream Brain Freezes Cause Damage

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Last night my son was eating an ice cream bar and got a "brain freeze" and seemed to pass out for a couple seconds. What would cause this?

Last night my son was eating an ice cream bar and got a "brain freeze" and seemed to pass out for a couple seconds. What would cause this?

Two thoughts: "brain freeze" is often associated with people who are susceptible to migraine, and if he did "pass out", he may have basilar migraine variant, but also, might wonder about an epileptic event. Worthwhile to see your doctor, just to be safe. But most likely, merely an episode of syncope due to a vaso-vagal reaction. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause major back pain while eating ice cream?

Is there anything that can cause major back pain while eating ice cream?

GI work up: You may need to be worked up for gall stones that can give back pain while eating a fatty meal or cream. ...Read more

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Is eating ice cream in winter when the weather is cold bad? Can it cause to have common cold or tobecome sick?

Is eating ice cream in winter when the weather is cold bad? Can it cause to have common cold or tobecome sick?

LOL: I do that all the time. There is no proven problem, only individualized. During cold times people don't want anything more cold so it is a preference. I like it. Some have asthma and don't like the cold, irritating for them. The disease common cold is from an infection of a virus not from ice cream. So if you like it, join the group. Have fun. ...Read more

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What causes an ice cream headache like when you eat too much or too fast?

What causes an ice cream headache like when you eat too much or too fast?

Brain Freeze: It is caused by having something cold touch the roof of the mouth, and is believed to result from a nerve response causing rapid constriction and swelling of blood vessels or a "referring" of pain from the roof of the mouth to the head. ...Read more

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Can a sugar high from cake, ice cream and soda cause me to forget everything that happened the past night?

Can a sugar high from cake, ice cream and soda cause me to forget everything that happened the past night?

No,: No just that. I you did have "lost time" either someone gave you a drug or there is something else going on psychologically.
http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/fugue_state evaluation by a professional is indicated. ...Read more

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My 4 year old son was eating ice cream & stopped cause it was hurting his lower back, what could this be caused by?

My 4 year old son was eating ice cream & stopped cause it was hurting his lower back, what could this be caused by?

Cold esophagus: Sometimes younger children have a hard time characterizing pain specifically. He may have had the equivalent of his brain freeze in his esophagus or stomach, a sudden pain from the coldness and was not able to best express where he was feeling the pain. Other than that, if the pain then got immediately better, sounds benign but I have got nothing else for you.... ...Read more

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Is it rare for ice cream to cause food poisining? I haven't heard that you can get posining with ice cream people say you can?

Is it rare for ice cream to cause food poisining? I haven't heard that you can get posining with ice cream people say you can?

Uncommon, possible: Most food poisoning is associated with other types of foods, but there is a bacteria called listeria that survives very well at freezing temperatures that can cause food poisoning, and it can be found in ice cream. ...Read more

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Ice cream really upsets my bowels, but other types of lactose products seem ok. Is this common? What could be the cause? Should I say away from lactose

Ice cream really upsets my bowels, but other types of lactose products seem ok. Is this common? What could be the cause? Should I say away from lactose

Lactose intolerance: Yoghurt and cheese are dairy products in which the lactose has been fermented by microorganisms, making them relatively lactose free. Ordinary milk should cause similar symptoms as what you experience with ice cream. If that is not the pattern, you are reacting to a specific additive to the ice cream. ...Read more

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Does eating ice cream cones cause or worsen acne?

Does eating ice cream cones cause or worsen acne?

No: Acne is only mildly related to diet. While dairy exacerbates it in some people, my answer is still no unless in your case the link is clear. And it is moot. All acne can be managed until it remits on its own. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician. ...Read more

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I have asthma & lately I've had to use my inhaler at 3 times a day. Also, after ice cream today, the middle of my chest started hurting badly. Causes?

I have asthma & lately I've had to use my inhaler at 3 times a day. Also, after ice cream today, the middle of my chest started hurting badly. Causes?

Asthma control: Please contact your doctor. You should have an asthma action plan for when you feel your asthma getting worse. If you are needing your emergency inhaler more than usual, your asthma plan may need a step up. Don't worry about the ice cream. ...Read more

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Will giving a 3-4 month old some ice cream cause a child's teeth rotting?

Will giving a 3-4 month old some ice cream cause a child's teeth rotting?

Not likely: Early childhood caries is usually caused by too much sugary foods and drink. Putting infants to bed with a bottle of juice or milk will cause decay also. It is good to brush the child's teeth or wipe the gums with a wash cloth if teeth aren't erupted yet. A little bit of ice cream every now and then is fine. ...Read more

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Can ice cream cause stomach aches?

Can ice cream cause stomach aches?

Yes: But probably not your stomach per se - more likely your gall bladder - triggered by the high fat content. If this recurs, seek assessment - usually an ultrasound is sufficient; sometimes a cck-stim hida scan is necessary for clarification. ...Read more

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Does lactose intolerance cause migraines? If not, is it possible to have problems with milk and ice cream but not cheese?

No/yes: The actual taste that comes about in making cheeses relies on germ action that digests/breaks down the lactose in the cheese. The action of various germs flavors the cheese. Some like sharp cheddar have little lactose left, while processed cheese spreads may have a lot. ...Read more

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Heard that overeating causes stomach fat. And eating doughnuts, ice cream, etc causes wide fat. True or does fat jus distribute different for everyone?

Heard that overeating causes stomach fat. And eating doughnuts, ice cream, etc causes wide fat. True or does fat jus distribute different for everyone?

Fat deposition.: The types of foods you eat won't dictate where on your body you'll accumulate fat. You have a predetermined body type, so your fat deposition is hardwired within you. ...Read more

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Ate 900ml of dark chocolate ice cream during the evening. Next day, stool was very, very dark. Almost black. Would this cause this or melena? Nervous.

Ate 900ml of dark chocolate ice cream during the evening. Next day, stool was very, very dark. Almost black. Would this cause this or melena? Nervous.

Not melena: Hi
I wouldn't worry too much about it. Melena is a recurring issue and due to small amounts of bleeding in the GI tract, not just a one time deal. It is caused by the oxidation of the iron (which is present in our blood cells) by our digestive enzymes. Sometimes there is food coloring in ice cream, which can definitely color your stool. Just keep an eye on it for now. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat ice cream every day?

Is it ok to eat ice cream every day?

Noooooo!!: Ice cream is way too heavy to add to your daily meal plan. Unless you're literally having only a spoonful or two daily, you'd surely gain weight by eating ice cream every day. ...Read more

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Is it generally no issue to eat ice cream every day?

Is it generally no issue to eat ice cream every day?

Noooooo!!: Ice cream is way too heavy to add to your daily meal plan. Unless you're literally having only a spoonful or two daily, you'd surely gain weight by eating ice cream every day. ...Read more

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She vomits after she eats vanilla ice cream, what could be her problem?

She vomits after she eats vanilla ice cream, what could be her problem?

Who is "she"?: By "she" are you referring to an elderly individual, infant, child, pregnant lady? There are different answers for each, due to anticipated co-morbidities & risks. Also, is it only vanilla ice cream that causes her problem, all flavors of ice cream, or all foods; & is there blood, bile, food mixed with vomitus, weight loss, pain--makes a considerable difference in what assistance we can render. ...Read more

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Does ice cream help bronchitis?

Does ice cream help bronchitis?

No: Ice cream, although universally desired, has not been shown to provide definitive and reproducible benefit to bronchitis sufferers. On a related but somewhat different topic, although milk products have been implicated to worsen coughs, this is generally felt to be an old wive's tale. ...Read more

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Why does ice cream make me cough?

Why does ice cream make me cough?

Temp / allergy?: May be due to the cold temperature, how rapidly you are eating the ice cream, of you may have a dairy allergy. Best to check with your family physician if this is ciontinuous. ...Read more

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Why does eating ice cream make me cough?

Why does eating ice cream make me cough?

Cold induced cough?: It is reported that breathing cold air without adequate temperature equilibration can lead to coughing (respiratory autonomic response). I suppose that ice cream might have a similar effect. (i don't know this for a fact, it just seems to make physiologic sense). ...Read more