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What causes Ice-cream headaches?

D.L. Andrews dandrews at tamu.edu
Wed Feb 21 17:22:37 EST 1996

In article <4fu8c8$om at atlas.uniserve.com>, ggowland at uniserve.com
(ggowland) wrote:

> It's science project time for my 11 year old daughter's grade 5 class. We 
> are trying to put together some information about what the causes the 
> pain when you eat something cold too fast. Also we can't seem to find an 
> answer as to what this condition is called by the medical community. Any 
> and all info would be greatly appreciated.
> Yours truly
> G.Gowland

How about the cold substance causing a contraction in the sinuses above
the roof of the mouth (when the air iside suddenly is cooled) causing a
reduced pressure and subsequent pain until body temp rewarms the air and
reduces the pressure.

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