How to relieve cold water lasting headache?

Posted by aliali @aliali, Aug 12, 2020

Hi there,
Hope you are enjoying your time.
I have submerged my body in a freezing cold jacuzzi for 10-15 mins! I shivered during remaining in water and was not able to speak fluently; I do not know whether it means I experienced Hypothermia for a moment or not. The current concern is that I have a persistent headache in my right half of brain for 7 days or so; I am hesitant to call it a migraine. What do you recommend for immediate relief of this pain?

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@aliali, I would have a concern that it has lasted 7 days. From what I have read, the type of headache you describe should only last a very short time.

"Ice cream headaches are brief, stabbing headaches that can happen when you eat, drink or inhale something cold. Biting into an ice cream cone is a common trigger, but eating or drinking other frosty items, such as ice pops and slushy frozen drinks, can have the same "brain-freeze" effect. Officially known as cold stimulus headaches, they can also occur when you suddenly expose your unprotected head to cold temperatures, such as by diving into cold water.
The good news: Most ice cream headaches are gone as quickly as they develop…"
Mayo Clinic – Ice cream headaches – Symptoms & causes:

Have you discussed the cold water headache symptoms with your doctor?


@aliali, this is a question for a medical professional. I, too, would be concerned about a persistent headache that has lasted for 7 days or more. It may or may not be related to the cold water submersion. Please let us know what you find out from your doctor.

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