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Ice cream evoked headaches (ICE-H) study: randomised trial of accelerated versus cautious ice cream eating regimen

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 21 December 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1445

treatment suggestion

Such headaches are so brief that the idea of treatment does not
usually come up. But if the patient presses their thumb pad into the
anterior palate the relief is almost immediate. Many children seem to
come up with this treatment spontaneously. This has never been rigorously
tested but I would suggest it as a remedy that is always close at hand.

Patricia Sullivan, MD
Roseville, California

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Competing interests: No competing interests

26 December 2002
Patricia Sullivan, MD
In a large HMO