8 cures for brain freeze

BALTIMORE - This mild winter makes it easy to enjoy a cold treat. Consumer Reports has a list of the top three frozen treats in the U.S.A.

Top 3 Frozen Treats

1.   Fruit Bars

2.   Ice Cream Bars

3.   Ice Cream Sandwiches

You indulge in that delicious ice cream cone, and before you know it. You get a case of brain freeze.

But, how do you stop it? Can it be stopped?

We headed to Uncle Wiggly’s in Baltimore’s Rodgers Forge community to learn from the professionals.

“I am a card carrying expert on ice cream and brain freeze and all things cold,” said Taylor Thomas. He dishes out cold treats all year long, so he knows a thing or two about what causes that chilly brain pain.

“The roof of your mouth gets so cold the brain starts to hurt. The vessels shrink in your brain and it’s just this terrible pain that ruins the experience for you,” said Taylor.

The interns at Turkey Hill Ice Cream tested the following brain freeze eight cures:

Brain Freeze Cures

  1. Press your tongue against the roof of your mouth
  2. Press your thumb against the roof of your mouth

  3. Drink warm liquids

  4. Hold your breath

  5. Breathe in through your mouth and out through your nose

  6. Hold whatever gave you the brain freeze against your forehead

  7. Take a deep breath and rub your temples and behind your ears

  8. Cover your face with your hands and breathe out fast to warm up your face and mouth

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