Previously used term:
Headache caused, after a delay of hours, by ingestion of alcohol (usually in the form of alcoholic beverages). It resolves spontaneously within 72 hours.
A. Any headache fulfilling criterion C
B. Alcohol has been ingested
C. Evidence of causation demonstrated by all of the following:
1. headache has developed within 5-12 hr after ingestion of alcohol
2. headache has resolved within 72 hr of onset
3. headache has at least one of the following three characteristics:
b) pulsating quality
c) aggravated by physical activity
D. Not better accounted for by another ICHD-3 diagnosis.
220.127.116.11 Delayed alcohol-induced headache is one of the commonest types of secondary headache. It remains unclear whether additional substances play a role, such as nicotine in cigarette smoke, which is often inhaled at the same time as alcohol ingestion. Whether the delayed headache is a toxic effect or a manifestation of mechanisms similar to those in 18.104.22.168 Delayed NO donor-induced headache is an unresolved question.