How To Cure Hiccups

The only thing more annoying than hiccuping is listening to someone hiccuping. So for everyone’s sake, remember these 8 cures.

By Ian Cohen

How To Cure Hiccups: Stick Tongue Out4. STICK OUT YOUR TONGUE
You open your throat when you stick your tongue out as far as you can, which allows for easier breathing. This has proven to help stop the diaphragm spasms that cause the hiccups.

5. CHUG A GLASS OF WATER
The swallowing process (heh heh) can stop hiccups.

6. BREATH INTO A PAPER BAG
Breathing into a paper bag will increase the amount of carbon dioxide in your body. Since your body interprets that as a sign you’re suffocating, you reflexively take deeper breaths. Those deeper breaths may stop the diaphragm spasm.

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Venkat Ramanan (Sat, 19 Nov 2011 03:14:41 +0000): Give gentle taps at the back. Give the a surprise news to those affected, which would make them gasp or surprised.. If the Hiccups persists and recur, consult a physician.
Joshua Votaw (Sun, 20 Nov 2011 00:59:20 +0000): Hold a paper towel over a glass of water. Drink. I didn't think it would work when I heard it, but I swear it works every time without fail.
Hayden Stern (Mon, 21 Nov 2011 16:35:55 +0000): Its called "milking the earlobes".... I swear by it: get the person with hiccups to continually sip liquid (even alcoholic works) and have a second person stand behind the person hiccuping and gently but repeatedly pull down their earlobe, hence milking the earlobes!
Modern Man (Mon, 28 Nov 2011 20:37:51 +0000): Sounds kinky!
Bruce Robinson (Tue, 24 Apr 2012 03:52:56 +0000): You can stop hic-ups by taking the middle finger of your right hand and placing it on the left side of your chest about two inches from the center of your chest and in between the third or fourth rib down from your collar bone. Take a deep breath and hold it for about thirty seconds while putting moderate pressure where indicated above. You can stand behind someone for support and do the same to them to make them stop. I've done it for others at least 50 times and it has worked 100% of the time. Don't wast your time drinking water upside down, all that does is dribble water down your chin and make you look like a fool.
Allen Peaden (Fri, 04 May 2012 06:00:37 +0000): Drink a big glass of Pepsi and then let out a giant burp...if that don't work try a coke next time....bahahahaha
Bathazar Xavier (Sat, 05 May 2012 03:48:52 +0000): a simple, tried and true bartender hiccup cure is to drop a lit match into about 4oz of water and drink (the water, not the match). instant cure that doesn't require gymnastics.
Hans Dietrich (Wed, 04 Jul 2012 18:42:24 +0000): It's a muscle spasm. The only thing I have found to relax the diaphragm is to stand (not sit) quietly and calmly, breathe as shallowly as possible, from the top of your chest. Be as still as you can and concentrate on relaxing. I often have to go to a quiet room and be alone for a minute. This WORKS.
Kim Ayres (Fri, 27 Jul 2012 01:34:08 +0000): The thing that ALWAYS works for me is to put your thumb in your mouth and press on the soft palate just behind the last hard bit, but not far enough back that you actually gag. Some one told me this when I was about 16 and I have done it with success ever since. For some reason, it doesn't work when you first get the hiccups, only after you have had them for a while. Sometimes I have tried it as soon as I start to hiccup and it slows them down but doesn't stop them so I give it a couple more minutes then try again and it stops them straight away. Keep pressing for about 1 minute after they stop and they won't come back! Nothing else works for me... mt hiccups can go on for half an hour if I don't do the thumb thing.
Richard Leist (Wed, 29 Aug 2012 01:36:27 +0000): Teaspoon of sugar works every time.

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