Symptoms, remedies, treatments and care for Hiccups


Hiccups are involuntary contractions of the diaphragm - the muscle that separates your chest from your abdomen and plays an important role in breathing. Each contraction is followed by a sudden closure of your vocal cords, which produces the characteristic hic sound. Hiccups may result from a large meal, alcoholic or carbonated beverages or sudden excitement. For most people, a bout of hiccups usually lasts only a few minutes. In very rare cases, hiccups may persist for months.


Take sugar  Popularity: 97  Effectiveness: 3.4  
Drink cold water  Popularity: 87  Effectiveness: 3.8  
Plug your ears  Popularity: 58  Effectiveness: 4.3  
Take vinegar  Popularity: 57  Effectiveness: 3.2  
Hold breath  Popularity: 53  Effectiveness: 4.2  
Breathe into a bag  Popularity: 34  Effectiveness: 3.5  
Take lemon  Popularity: 30  Effectiveness: 2.2  
Cover nose & mouth and breath  Popularity: 29  Effectiveness: 3.6  
Drink water upside down  Popularity: 28  Effectiveness: 3.5  
Press your palm  Popularity: 25  Effectiveness: 3.2  
Take ginger  Popularity: 25  Effectiveness: 3.0  
Take peanut butter  Popularity: 15  Effectiveness: 3.0  
Stick out your tongue  Popularity: 12  Effectiveness: 2.5  
Sip honey and castor oil  Popularity: 2  Effectiveness: 3.0  
Drink cardamom tea  Popularity: 0  Effectiveness: 0.0  
Drink chamomile tea  Popularity: 0  Effectiveness: 0.0  

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