My 12 year old daughter gets terrible hiccups. I used to get them like that too. (It was especially embarrassing one time when on a tour in a cave. The hiccups echoed!)
Anyway, she has tried many things. Honey often works. Recently we were in the car when she got them. We didn't have water or honey. We did have some groceries, including Tabasco sauce. Seeing how cayenne pepper is good for lots of things, I reasoned that maybe this would help, since it is a hot pepper sauce, though not cayenne. I spoke confidently when I suggested it because there can be a mental aspect to something working! She put a few drops in her mouth and her hiccups stopped.
Tabasco or placebo, I don't know. But she was glad to have them over with.
~Mama to Many~
I had hiccups for 4 days an orange or a few grapes would stop them for a few hours. So I starting eating 4 or five grapes as soon as the hiccups would start again after 2 days of eating grapes they stopped. I have been eating a few grapes and an orange most every day for two weeks and they have not come back, I don't want to go through that again, couldn't sleep, had really bad heartburn and was getting sore from strong hiccups.
by the way I tried drinking water upside down, holding breath while drinking etc. Hiccups never even slowed.Hope no one else goes thru hiccups that bad , but if you do I hope this helps.
My hubby had a bad case of hiccups 16 years ago. He was heading out to the car to put our lunch stuff away, carrying an onion in a baggie, he rolled the baggie down and took a bite or two. The hiccups were immediately gone and he didn't get another one for 14 years (seriously). At work one day (about two years ago) he had a hiccup and was getting ready to eat his sandwich, took out some of the onion and chewed it up. The hiccups did not continue. This morning I was making his steak sandwich and hiccuping from the fridge to the table, etc. I decided to take a couple slices of the onion and - voila! Not another hiccup. I'd heard him talk about it for years, but until today I never tried it. I'm a true believer now.
Squeezing the Thumb
I have been studying accupuncture and discovered that by squeezing the thumb hiccups disappear. My dad is 89 and when he gets them it works everytime. If it doesn't try squeezing (on each side of the nail base) other fingertips and see what happens. It sounds weird, however it does work!
Bitters, Lemon and Sugar
Take a slice of lemon, cover it with sugar and (liquid) bitters... Then gnaw on it for a minute or two and the hiccups are gone!
Raise Both Arms
Raising both arms up for a few (30) seconds works for me everytime!
Drink Water Through Paper Towel
To get rid of hiccups: Place water in glass and cover lid of glass with a paper towel. Drink water in glass through the paper towel. No more hiccups.
Wouldn't you be ingesting all the chemicals that the paper towel is made of? Be safe. Try raising both arms up and hold it there for a minute next time.
Drink Water With Spoon in It
I have had hiccups all day and tried holding my breath, which stopped the hiccups for a while but then they came back. I also tried drinking water upside down which I found hard to do and it did not work.
Thank goodness for your website! I looked up remedies and was sceptical about the one describing drinking water with a spoon in it but I tried it, making sure to use a big tablespoon and keeping the handle next to my cheek the whole time as I chugged down a big glass of water and now my hiccups have completely disappeared!
Thanks again earthclinic community. This site is the best site for finding great home remedies.
My 13 yr old daughter was having trouble with hiccups all day long. Finally, we went on EC and found peanut butter. We only had almond butter so used that instead and within minutes the hiccups stopped! And she was relieved- amazing!
Peanut butter worked like a charm for my guy just now. He has had hiccups off and on for a few days now and was miserable. Yay for peanut butter!
Ice Cream, Cold- Pressed Barley Pills
When my husband gets the hiccups, he first tries a few bites of good quality ice cream. If this is unsuccessful, he takes four to six organic, cold-pressed barley pills. He has had 100% success in ridding himself from the hiccups.
Drink Water Without Breathing
While holding your breath, take a drink of any beverage. Soda or sweet tea works great, but I don't think it matters about the beverage. Usually one sip is all it takes.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Yes! 1 tbsp ACV straight just got rid of my hiccups. Thank you!
Bitters on a lime!!!!
A very old "Bar" trick that works wonders every time!!! I've been plagued with hiccups for decades and it seems that this old fashioned remedy is just about the only thing that works for me!! Give it a try sometime... You will not be dissappointed!!
Apple Cider Vinegar
To stop my hiccups, I took Baclofen 10mg and they stopped immediately. Last Tuesday, after lunch, I started hiccuping about every 5 seconds. It stopped for about an hour, then got going again. This lasted until Thursday around 6pm when my doctor prescribed Baclofen 10mg and, after taking only one pill, the hiccups immediately stopped. I realize this might not work for everyone, but I am very grateful it stopped mine. Hope this helps someone else.
Someone was suggesting a way to stop hiccups here a while ago. Here is another remedy, not that I have tried it yet as I seldom get hiccups but maybe somone can try it and tell me whether it works (I will do the same if in the meanwhile I do get hiccups): Put 1 drop of lemon essential oil on the tongue, it even works for babies although they might not like the taste, my book says.....
Tilt Head Backwards and Breathe Deeply
Hi! I would like to share with you something very important about hiccups elemination. Everybody please rest assured. Hiccups are curable. 100%. In a matter of seconds. Sounds unbelievable, but is true. Everybody say good-bye to any hiccups sufferings, or mere annoyance from ordinary hiccuping. You will be free to do anything you want, the way you want, enjoy eating your food any way - too fast, or too much, or fat and spicy, enjoy anything in life, that might trigger hiccuping, and in case you are bothered by hiccups, you will just laugh at them. Because I got the UNHICCUPER, or the HICCUPS BUSTER, that gets you rid of hiccups in just 15 seconds, every time without fail. This dream cure is the only working one on the planet and will get the world rid of hiccups once and for all. There will be no more uncontrollable, or unstoppable hiccups. Them hiccups will become history. Everybody will know how to get rid of hiccups and will forget, that hiccuping ever was a problem. Many factors cause hiccups, but finally all of them result in spasms of the diaphragm. The main effect of the unhiccuper is in getting your diaphragm rid of spasms. You can do it everywhere in case you start hiccuping. It is very easy and 100% safe and effective.
Here is what to do:
Either standing or sitting in a chair, lean your head backwards as much as you can, to the maximum. Breathe normally. Count up to 15. Slowly bring your head back to normal position. The hiccups are gone (for a long time).
Interesting... My husband drinks water from the wrong side of the glass, so in fact he is doing exactly the same thing, lowering his head as far as he can to be able to drink from the other side. Now I know, next time one of us has the hicups we will try without the glass, much easier.
Inhale While Arching Your Back
Inhale Then Exhale: Inhale at a moderate and comfortable speed while arching your back and puffing out your chest until you cannot breathe in any more air, and then exhale also at a moderate and comfortable speed. Repeat if hiccupping continues.