Benign Hot Bath-Related Headache
Article first published online: 25 DEC 2001
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 40, Issue 2, pages 173–175, February 2000
How to Cite
Negoro, K., Morimatsu, M., Ikuta, N. and Nogaki, H. (2000), Benign Hot Bath-Related Headache. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 40: 173–175. doi: 10.1046/j.1526-4610.2000.00026.x
- Issue published online: 25 DEC 2001
- Article first published online: 25 DEC 2001
- Accepted for publication May 27, 1999.
- hot bath;
- cold stimulus headache
We describe three cases of women with hot bath-related headache who reported that their severe paroxysmal headache could be provoked by pouring hot water over themselves or by soaking in a hot bath. In one patient, the headache was also brought on by exposure to cold wind. Another patient had headaches after she dived into a pool and started swimming. Neurological examination, routine laboratory tests, electroencephalography, and brain imaging showed no abnormality in any of the patients. Hot bath-related headache is a benign headache unassociated with a structural lesion.