Symptoms of an ice cream headache include:

  • Sharp, stabbing pain in the forehead
  • Pain that peaks about 20 to 60 seconds after it begins and goes away in about the same time
  • Pain that rarely lasts longer than five minutes

When to see a doctor

Because ice cream headaches go away on their own shortly after they start, there's no need to see a doctor.

March 06, 2015

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