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Can cold food cause a migraine?

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Dr. Raphael Peralta
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In brief: Maybe not

Maybe not. How cold is the food?

In brief: Maybe not

Maybe not. How cold is the food?
Dr. Raphael Peralta
Dr. Raphael Peralta
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In brief: Not usually

However, it is often very characteristic of pts with migraine to suffer "brainfreeze" after swallowing cold foods, such as ice cream. This phenomena causes brief pain btwn the eyes which resolves over a few minutes.
Many migraineurs have avoided rapid ingestion of cold items due to this. Full blown headaches assoc with cold are far less common.

In brief: Not usually

However, it is often very characteristic of pts with migraine to suffer "brainfreeze" after swallowing cold foods, such as ice cream. This phenomena causes brief pain btwn the eyes which resolves over a few minutes.
Many migraineurs have avoided rapid ingestion of cold items due to this. Full blown headaches assoc with cold are far less common.
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