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Can cold food cause a migraine?
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Dr. Raphael Peralta
Family Medicine
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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.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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