Hiccup Remedies


Posted by David (Hastings, New Zealand) on 12/15/2007
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after one week of hiccups the cure has been a level teaspoon of honey which stops the undesirable effect after two to three minutes, overall condition improving. Tried most of the above cures but to no good effect.

Ice Cream, Cold- Pressed Barley Pills

Posted by Raberdash (Ely, Nevada, Usa) on 12/21/2011
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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.

Inhale While Arching Your Back

Posted by Wei (Spring Hill, Fl, Usa) on 05/07/2011
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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.


Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 05/19/2011

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.....

Posted by Tara (Atlanta, Georgia) on 12/19/2007
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I was a bartender too. You're right about the lemons. I would take just one lemon wedge, give it a quick suck, and hiccups....GONE! It took some talking to get my customers to try it, but once they did....they were amazed!

Posted by Koren (Radcliff, KY) on 06/30/2007
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I was a bartender and there is a cure for hiccups I did not see. A shot of lemon juice and the hiccups are gone.

Malt Vinegar

Posted by Graham (Toronto, Ontario) on 03/21/2006
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My mother always gave me malt vinegar for hiccups, when I was a child, and it worked immediately every single time. Assuming it's available, these other weird and wonderful remedies (which don't always work anyway)can't touch vinegar for effect. I believe it works on the vagus nerve, and affects the diaphragm in some way.

Replied by Amber
Portland, Oregon
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Wow, this really worked for me! I had hiccups this past weekend. Whenever I come down with them I tend to get them multiple times (4-5) for the rest of that day. After reading this post and getting them twice later in the night, I took a quick capful of Apple Cider Vinegar, and instantly my hiccups ceased! I got them again about an hour later and again took them down with the vinegar cure!

Replied by Dawna
Trevor, Wi

A small spoonful of ACV cures hiccups instantly every time!


Posted by Ken (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) on 05/15/2009
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This remedy worked for me all i did was eat an orange it surely took care of my excessive hiccups

Peanut Butter

Posted by Amanda (Davenport, Iowa, United States) on 12/16/2009
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Yes peanut butter works great to get rid of hiccups just eat a big spoon of peanut butter and ur hiccups will be gone!

Posted by Christine (Belle Plaine, MN) on 11/12/2007
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My husband had an epidural shot done and the next day he had the hiccups which continued for 4 days and we became alarmed and called the doctor. The doctor said it was nothing to be concerned about and just to deal with it basically. Well his chest was starting to hurt real bad from the constant hiccuping so I started to research remedies for this. I am just AMAZED that a teaspoon of peanut butter did the trick! Wish I would have researched sooner but he is happy they are gone!

Posted by Marla (Buffalo, NY) on 10/03/2007
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It's the first thing I try and I always suggest it to other people. They are amazed. I take a heaping tablespoon of creamy peanut butter all in one swallow. Its hard to swallow a lump of peanut butter but thats just what makes it work, it forces your diaphram and esophagus stop spasming. Plus who doesnt love an excuse to eat that much peanut butter by the spoonfull?

Posted by Marty (Canoga Park, California) on 05/28/2007
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My 12-year-old grandson was having a bout of hiccups, and complaining noisily that it wouldn't go away. I took him with me to the computer, checked your web site, saw the remedy about a teaspoon of peanut butter. We went to the refrigerator and found a jar of peanut butter. I dug out a teaspoon of the peanut butter and gave it to him. Within a couple of minutes the hiccups stopped. Amazing!!

Posted by Brian (Lexington, Kentucky) on 03/30/2007
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Peanut butter cured my son's hiccups. My step son had the hiccups this morning. Hiccups are bad for him because he is going through chemo and hiccups sometimes cause him to vomit. I found the peanut butter cure on your website and tried it. It worked! I was so surprised and happy that I told my wife about it on the phone (she was at work) and she said that she had known about the peanut butter cure for years and had always used it. Thanks to Kristopher from Houston and to Earth Clinic.

Posted by Kristopher (Houston, Texas) on 03/20/2007
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A teaspoon of peanut butter has worked to cure hiccups for myself, my wife, my son, my mother and just about every other member of my family and any of the friends I've told.

Pencil Technique

Posted by Ann (Coeur d'Alene, Idaho) on 03/30/2006
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Placing a pencil crosswise in your mouth and holding it with your teeth and then drinking water until you have to take a breath, stops hiccups.