An ice scream headache, also know as ‘brain freeze’, ‘cold-stimulus headache’ or sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia if you’re a super duper scientific wordsmith. It is usually brought on when consuming cold products quickly. It is believed be a result of nerve responses, causing rapid constriction and swelling to your blood vessels.
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It’s painful, sudden and can happen to us all. ‘Is there anyway out of sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia’ I hear you cry?
Whilst you might think there is no escaping this sudden and drastically painful experience, you would be wrong!
Here is how
Drink some water as soon as the headache starts and a few seconds later, problem solved!
So there you have it, it’s that simple.