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Hiccups are spasmodic rises of the diaphragm beneath the lungs, usually caused by nerve stimulus or digestive irregularities. They can usually be stopped by increasing the carbon dioxide content of the lungs (breathing in and out of a paper bag, for example). Drinking water or consuming certain foods may stop hiccups, when stomach irritation is the location of the cause.

Hiccup Cures

*If you notice ALL the answers regarding drinking, swallowing upside down, singing hanging from an antique willow bush at noon on Tuesday while sipping wine,...the thing they all have in common is the need to hold your breath while disguised as some other nonsense behavior. Somewhere beneath the diaphragm is a nerve called the vagus nerve that causes spasms in the diaphragm and causes hiccups. The cure is carbon dioxide. Enough repetitions of holding your breath builds up enough carbon dioxide and stops hiccups.
This is the most consistent method for getting rid of hiccups. This only works though if you catch it early though.
In severe cases, there is a surgical procedure where they clip the nerve that makes you hiccup.

Suggested Methods
  1. If you hold your breath and swallow three times you can get rid of your hiccups.
  2. Get a bucket of water. Stick your head into the bucket of water 3 times and pull it out .
  3. Eat a teaspoonful of sugar.
  4. Take a breath and hold for as long as you can. Repeat until they are gone (do this sitting down in case you get light-headed).
  5. Drink water from a cup upside down. Tip your head down, and drink from the opposite side of the cup.
  6. You just plug up your ears (like shrugging your shoulders or pressing that little flap in front of the ear hole) and drink water for about 5-10 seconds.
  7. Hold your breath, and go into a series of contortions for at least 20 seconds, then it stops.
  8. Stand on your head.
  9. Swallow 3 times with your mouth closed.
  10. Pinch your nose and close your mouth and try to release air without opening your mouth or letting go of your nose. (Caution : some air may be forced through your tear ducts.)
  11. Gulp down a glass of water.
  12. Eat a piece of dry bread slowly.
  13. Gargle water.
  14. Hold your breath and count backwards from 20.
  15. You need two people. Bill has hiccups Ben doesn't. Ben says to Bill, "I'll give you £5/$5 if you hiccup again and then Bill will not hiccup!
  16. Breathe in through your nose, counting to 3, then breath out through your mouth counting to 5 repeat and hiccups are gone!
  17. Swallow a tablespoon of peanut butter (for those not allergic), as it coats and suppresses the action of the vagus nerve and allows it to calm down. Other cures don't do that long enough for tough cases.
  18. Another way is to take in a BIG breath of air, then without letting it out, take a sip of water and swallow hard. If you feel the water going down your throat, the hiccups should be gone!
  19. Keep drinking something until the hiccups are gone.
  20. Drink out of the wrong side of a glass. To drink from the wrong side of the glass, put water in a glass (not too full) and hold it under your chin so that you can put your lips on the opposite side of the glass rim from usual and slowly bend forward letting the water go into your mouth and sip several swallows, repeat until the hiccups are gone.
  21. Another way is to fill a glass of water up all the way, Take a butter knife, put it in the glass with the water, and drink the water while looking up at the knife.
  22. Hold your breath while drinking a glass of water, it works very well.
  23. This sounds strange but it really works. Keep something really sour, such as; "Sweet Tarts, Sour Balls, Jolly Ranchers (chewy), or Ice Breakers Sours" around. Not a bad cure at all. Pucker up!
  24. Stand on your head against a wall counting from 100 to 1. It will always get rid of them, but it takes time!
  25. It takes a little bit of practice, but plug both your ears and nose at the same time, while taking as long a drink of any liquid (preferable not carbonated) through a straw.
  26. Drink a cup of sugar-salt-water. Mix 2 cups of water and a teaspoon or sugar and add a pinch of salt
  27. Tilt your head back, plug your nose, roll your eyes 7-10 times and say "vavavavava". Repeat steps once or twice.
  28. Get someone else to help you do this. Make them say, "Look me in the eyes and let me hear you hiccup." You will stare and stare but you won't hiccup again. IT REALLY WORKS! (Mental suggestion cures at least 20% of all cases.)
  29. Open your mouth real wide and the hiccups won't come out.
  30. Fill a glass of water. Cross your arms over and put your index fingers in your ears (right index finger in left ear and left index finger in right ear). Get someone to feed you the water, and drink the entire glass without stopping.
  31. Fill a glass with some warm water and put a little bit of water in your mouth, and count "1,2,3". Swallow it,and then repeat, but count "4,5,6" (so basically you count up) all the way up to 21. It works all the time. (It cures 90-95% of all hiccups)
  32. Depending on how much your mouth can handle (with puffing your cheeks out) fill a glass or bottle with water and pour as much as you can have in your mouth into your mouth, and swallow.


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What are hiccups?

Answer . Hiccups are spasms of the diaphragm (which is the muscle between the chest and the abdomen that pumps up and down to get air in and out of your lungs). It's a spasm in the diaphragm. A hiccup is the spasm of the diaphragm that causes you to intakeair and then abruptly stop.

Why do you hiccup?

Answer You hiccup because your diaphram spazzez. There is no proven evidence that hiccups are caused by a lack of carbon dioxide in the blood. At this moment in time, no actual cause is known for the cause of hiccups. Please see the "Related Links" section of this answer for more informati ( Full Answer )

How do you get rid of hiccups?

Putting an End to Hiccups Almost all hiccup cures work by increasing the carbon dioxide level to alter the breathing cycle (holding breath) or by diluting stomach contents (water, sugar) that could be triggering nerve irritation there. --- Almost all classic cures for hiccups involve eating or ( Full Answer )

Why do we hiccup?

The physical reason we hiccup is due to sudden contractions of \nmuscles used for respiration, specifically to inhale. As the muscles begin to move, the glottis snaps shut and closes off the windpipe, causing the 'hic' noise associated with hiccups.\n. \nThe science world is still trying to work o ( Full Answer )

Do you get the hiccups?

Answer . Of course I get hiccups everybody does and if you don't i don't think you can be human......or dog, maybe even cat

How do you get hiccups?

You get hiccups when your diaphragm gets irritated. Your diaphragm is located below your lungs and helps you breathe. It normally pulls down when you breathe in, but when you get the hiccups it pulls down in a jerky manner. When the air reaches your voice box; you'll hear a hiccup! If you want to g ( Full Answer )

Why do you have hiccups?

Most common cause is a spasm of the veges nerve, which causes a twitch to occur in the diaphragm. People get hiccups for drinking to much water

Why do hiccups occur?

Hiccups occur when the diaphragm in your stomach becomes irritated. if u want to read more then go ahead but this is the main idea, the whole story is more detailed... :p Hiccupping is a totally useless experience, but most of us did it even before we were born and will keep on doing it every ( Full Answer )

Can rats get hiccups?

Yes, rats can get the hiccups. Rats do not have a gag reflex, which prevents them from burping, vomiting etc. Hiccups, however, are the result of a muscle spasm in the diaphragm. Rat hiccups are silent. Your rat may sit still and appear to be twitching much in the same way that humans hiccup.

What happens when you hiccup?

Your diaphragm contracts, which forces your lung to draw in air. Hiccups are caused when your body is trying too hard to regulate your breathing, so it accidentally messes itself up. The actual hiccup is your body trying to get back on track.

How do you cure Hiccups in infants?

get a plastisc cup fill it up to just under half-way and then drink it the wrong WA y round tip your head forward and sip iyt up

Why does sugar cure of hiccups?

Actually, it is not the sugar that cures the hiccups, its the swallowing that cures them. Well, the vagal nerve, one of the 12 cranial nerves that has control of glossopharyngeal is stimulated by the sugar, otherwise any swallowing of anything would relieve. James Hussher, MD

What can you do about constant hiccups?

well if you mean you want to get rid of them then hears my secret>S< yes more than one. 1.THINK OF AN HORSE WITH AN HORN ON ITS HEAD (NOT A UNICORN!!). 2.HOLD YOUR BREATH FOR 15 SECONDS.. 3.DRINK LOADS OF FIZZY DRINKS TO MAKE YOU BURP.. 4.CLASSIC...GET SOMEONE TO SCARE YOU.. 5.TAKE YOUR MOND OF ( Full Answer )

How can you get the hiccups?

You can get the hiccups if you breath in really fast as much as you can. I do it all the time in class so i can go get a drink. :)

What do you do when you have Hiccups?

Sipping water * can be helpful. Hiccups are mainly caused by spasm, so stretching the body, relaxing, and breathing easily can also help. Related Information: * This can stop hiccups by displacing air trapped in the upper digestive system.

Is peanut butter a more effective cure for hiccups?

In my 60 years of experience, I have found that swallowing a tablespoon of peanut butter (for those not allergic) is the best cure for even the worst case of hiccups and I have tried many, many so-called cures. But... go ahead, why listen to me? ...hold your breath 'til you turn blue.....drink the w ( Full Answer )

What makes the sound hiccup when you hiccup?

your diaphragm, which is a muscle above your abdomen/stomach. it flexes in a spasm and makes the air it flexed go up through your throat, which is probably the air getting caught in your throat and coming out that makes the noise.

Why does holding in your breath cure hiccups?

The mechanism of action that causes hiccups is the result of a diaphragm spasm. By holding your breath, drinking a full glass of water and such you cause the diaphragm to relax and therefore stop the spasms and hiccups.

Where did hiccups get their name?

It's one of those words like bang or swoosh that are based on the sound they are describing. When people hiccup, it sounds pretty close to "hiccup".

What to do when hamsters have hiccups?

Hamsters can get hiccups but they will just go away, like humans hiccups, to get rid of my hiccups i do a headstand and hold my breath. But obviously, a hamster cannot do that. So just give them fresh water, give them some food then it should be fine.

Why does sugar cure hiccups?

It does not. Although there are many ideas that work for different people, hiccups are a synchronous diaphragmic flutter, caused by a disturbed diaphragm.

How can you cure hiccups in Virtual Families?

Drag the person who has the hiccups onto the bathroom sink, they will drink water, and the hiccups will be cured. If it is the first time that you are curing hiccups, you will receive a trophy.

Does fudge help cure the hiccups?

Probably not, but swallowing a teaspoonful of sugar (without washing it down with water) usually does the trick.

Why does your cat get hiccups?

Well, why do we get hiccups? If you have a cat and he/she is getting hiccups for very long I recommend Hair Ball Remedy if you suspect hairballs. It could be the cat has eaten too much in one go, or drank something to quickly. Or there could be no reason at all. If you wish, you could go to the vet ( Full Answer )

Why do matches and water cure hiccups?

you didn;t even tell us what the heck you DO WITH THEM, but for your sake, i'll tell you its because you believe it will work. every time, its stopped the hiccups, because what your brain does as soon as you treat them is stop thinking about how you have hiccups, and start thinking, in the back of y ( Full Answer )

Is there an iPhone app that shows you how to cure hiccups?

Apparently there is , my friend text d me just now to confirm it because he has it on his iPhone, lol. I asked this 'cause he was saying something about downloading an app on my iPhone when I was having hiccups an hour ago >.< and I did lol it worked though. So yes there is an iPhone app for it.

Does eating peanut butter cure hiccups?

Yes, it can, but not always. There are two ways it can work: 1) using up excess stomach acid - sometimes an irritation in the stomach affects the vagus nerve, which also is linked to the diaphragm muscle in the lungs. 2) the placebo effect - where any cure that you believe will work has a chance t ( Full Answer )

How are hiccups diagnosed?

by observation and by hearing the characteristic sound. Diagnosing the cause of intractable hiccups may require imaging studies,

Are hiccups normal?

Yes, as long as they take no more than a few minutes at a time.

Why hiccups will come?

Hiccups are spasmodic rises of the diaphragm beneath the lungs, usually caused by nerve stimulus or digestive irregularities.

Why do hiccups exist?

Hiccups do exist, but, they weren't made from God. Hiccups occur only when you drink water too fast or any other liquid like milk, Gatorade, Coca cola, etc... Because it goes down you windpipe, you hiccup because of your body system, they act to try to get the liquid out, because it bounces it can ( Full Answer )

Can pineapple cure hiccups?

Sorry to dissapoint, but pineapple definietly can no cure hiccups. hiccups go and come whenever they like. Trust me i have tried every possible thing to make my hiccups go when every i had them but they just wont go.

How to get rid of the hiccups?

hiccus are caused by a mishap in ur diaghpram so you can breathe in and out slowly then drink some water. Eat picules. plug your ears while drinking water. lay upside down with a clean sock in your mouth. have someone scare you. or (if your alone) scream your head off.

Is hiccup evil?

In Dragon star he is. and tails is evil in DS too, and astrid, and sonic team, and toothless-sorta... a lot of ppl are evil in DS...

Does holding your breath really cure hiccups?

It depends on how long you hold your breath. What you have to do is to swallow a big gulp of air. Answer No it doesn't, but a good way of curing hiccups is to get a cup of water and drink all or as much as you can, without taking a breath. Works everytime!

How do you get ridd of the hiccups?

There are many theories, but none of them seem to work every time. Some idea that i have heard are: Jumping Drinking 11 swallows of water while holding your breath Drinking upside down Drinking water while holding your nose Holding your breath Having some one scare you But personally ( Full Answer )

Is hiccupped a noun?

No, the word hiccuped is the past tense of the verb to hiccup. The noun form is a hiccup .

What is a cure to the hiccups?

the number one way to cure hiccups is to put your middle and pointer fingers together, with both hands, and then put them above you eyebrows and press down... i saw this episode of untold stories of the er and this girl had hiccups for 8 days straight and the doctor was trying everything to stop it. ( Full Answer )

How 2 cure hiccups?

I just tried this and it works! . 1. first breathe in a lot of air, as much as you can..don't letgo of this air until I tell you. . 2. swallow. you aren't swallowing anything just the air. Thispart is very important. . 3.Repeat steps 1 and 2 . 4. Exhale. This should cure your hiccups. If not try ( Full Answer )

What to if you have the hiccups?

The best cure that almost always works is to hold your breath andtake 10 sips of water at the same time. it might be hard but it'svery effective.

Is there a cure for hiccup?

There are a few ways to cure hiccups, so I'll list them all. 1. Hang upside down and drink water. 2. Hold your breath. 3. (not a lot of people know) brush your teeth upside down. 4. Lastly, you can hold your breath and spin ( do for about 5-10 seconds). These are few of the many ways to cure hiccup ( Full Answer )

How do you instantly cure the hiccups?

You canot instantly cure the hiccups because it involves a spasm of a large muscle (your diaphragm). The best way to get rid of your hiccups is to hold your breath until you feel as though you are going to pass out. But prevention is even better. If you get the hiccups a lot you might want to stay a ( Full Answer )