I just came on to post this remedy. altho mine is slightly different. when i had bad hiccups in my young teens, for some reason, i grabbed the brown sugar and a glass of boiling water. i musta added 2 good heaping tablespoons. after a few sips, the hiccups were gone. i did this alot in my younger years, but as i got older, either i had no access to brown sugar, or didn't bother as they did go away on their own. but today was wicked. they were bad. so i tried the brown sugar/boiling water again, and it wasn't as effective. the only thing i could figure was, i only used a small amt of sugar. i developed an intolerance to sugar, and very wary of it. it did subside and eventually go away, but not as quick as in my younger days.
years ago i also tried it with white sugar, and it worked, just not as well as brown.
I found out many years ago that a level teaspoon of sugar with a few drops of water will stop the hiccups right away.
As an adult, I've found myself getting hiccups more often than I used to (once every week or two), especially over the last 3-4 years.
Whenever I get the hiccups, my boyfriend is there for me with the sugar because it really, really works.
When swallowing the sugar, I try to make sure it goes to the back of my throat so I can swallow it rather than just eating it. Otherwise, it doesn't work as well. As a previous YEA responder said, you should make sure you swallow the sugar at once or it may take a 2nd packet/spoonful or not work at all.
I've never had a bout of hiccups last past 2 packets of sugar since I found this remedy a few years back, and will carry sugar with me wherever I go for the rest of my life.
Wonderful cheap, fast remedy!
My husband is undergoing chemotherapy right now for large Bcell lymphoma. He experiences hiccups after he eats which started right after his first treatment. He doesn't eat fast or gulp air when he eats so we ruled that out. Seems to be a common experience as we read on the internet. We found that a teaspoon of sugar really works! Once he took it the hiccups stopped immediately. Hope other cancer patients read this.
Hiccups really do go away with sugar under the tongue. It works no matter what your age. I have used this technique on my children, my husband, and myself. It works great.
Rick from Vegas is absolutely right. I have been using the teaspoon of sugar remedy for hiccups for at least 20 years. You must try to swallow the whole teaspoon at once. For severe cases, it does sometimes take 2 spoons, but it always works for everyone.
Our son would get terrible bouts of hiccups. We tried "everything". One day while baking, my wife offered him a spoonful of sugar while he was hiccupping. He stopped within a minute! It's worked every time since, although a couple of times he needed a second spoonful.