Information on condition: Hiccups

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.

Remedy:

Take sugar  Popularity: 326  Effectiveness: 3.4  
Drink cold water  Popularity: 302  Effectiveness: 4.3  
Drink chamomile tea  Popularity: 246  Effectiveness: 0.8  
Take ginger  Popularity: 229  Effectiveness: 0.0  
Take vinegar  Popularity: 226  Effectiveness: 3.2  
Drink cardamom tea  Popularity: 197  Effectiveness: 1.6  
Press your palm  Popularity: 191  Effectiveness: 3.7  
Take lemon  Popularity: 177  Effectiveness: 2.2  
Cover nose & mouth and breath  Popularity: 172  Effectiveness: 4.0  
Breathe into a bag  Popularity: 168  Effectiveness: 2.6  
Take peanut butter  Popularity: 152  Effectiveness: 3.0  
Drink water upside down  Popularity: 150  Effectiveness: 3.8  
Hold breath  Popularity: 116  Effectiveness: 4.5  
Stick out your tongue  Popularity: 102  Effectiveness: 3.1  
Sip honey and castor oil  Popularity: 97  Effectiveness: 0.0  
Plug your ears  Popularity: 96  Effectiveness: 2.7  



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