Hiccup Remedies

Apple Cider Vinegar and Sugar
Posted by Frances (Gcs, Fl ) on 05/06/2011
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1 Tbsp ACV saturated with sugar stopped the hiccups. Tried other remedies and nothing worked but this.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Melinda (Perth, Australia) on 03/28/2011
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An instant cure for hiccups - 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar :)


Holding the Breath Technique
Posted by Nina (Sofia, Bulgaria) on 12/27/2009
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hiccups

holding breath, pinching the nose and swallowing and breathing in more and swallowing again a few times.

Worked 1st time.


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!


Holding the Breath Technique
Posted by Theo (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) on 11/20/2009
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I've discovered this also works for hiccups:

1. Sit down on ground.
2. Put your head between your knees.
3. Hold breath for as long as you can.


Orange
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


Vinegar
Posted by Joe Mama (Green Bay, WI) on 04/24/2009
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How to cure hiccups 95% of the time. Vinegar, it doesn't matter what kind. The trick is to find the most sour thing you can. Make sure you take a good amount. 1 spoonfull is all you need. If you make a face when taking it, then it will work. Lemon juice, lime juice or anything super sour will work. It's weird because you expect the next hiccup to come and it never does. Guaranteed to work or your money back. lol

Vinegar
Posted by Bob (Memphis, TN) on 04/25/2009

Let me give you my cure for hiccups. I have been using this method for years and have never had it fail to work. Before I found this cure I would sometimes get the hiccups and it would last for hours. I use regular white sugar. Use 1 heaping teaspoon but the key is how you do it. You have to hold your breath and then dump the sugar down your throat all at one time and swallow it and keep on holding your breath for as long as possible. It will not work if you don't hold your breath. It really does work. I know this is a problem for a lot of people so, good luck!


Vinegar
Posted by Nonni (Cleveland, OH) on 04/25/2009

Yes, this is a great remedy for hiccups and my mom used to give this to us kids growing up. One teaspoon always did the trick. I never heard before that there was a special way to take this, but I do know that eating that whole teaspoon of white sugar never failed. Honey would be more nutritious than white sugar, but I don't know if honey would work for hiccups.


Vinegar
Posted by Maureen (Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada) on 04/26/2009

Hi, the cure I use for hiccups is put a stainless steel knife in a glass of water. Drink the water with the handle of the knife touching your temple. In a few minutes your hiccups will be gone.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Kaitlin Rose (Dillon, Co) on 01/03/2011
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I have to say, Apple Cider vinegar works really well for me. Filled a shot glass half full with raw Apple Cider Vinegar and shot it down. Worked instantly


Drink Water With Spoon in It
Posted by Jerry (Albany, New York) on 10/23/2008
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Hi, Jerry from Albany Ny again..I just wrote to you about my hemorrhoids problem and hopefully you'll email me back with your suggestions. However, I just remembered a cure for Hiccups that an old time waitress gave my friend and I after we were out drinking and stopped for breakfast.

She told my friend (who was hicupping for about half-hr. that she would be right back..She came back with a "Glass" not plastic of water with a spoon in it..She told him to drink the water but you must let the spoon constantly touch your cheek..

Believe it or not, when he finished drinking the glass of water his hiccups stopped and never came back..
I thoght it was just luck, but several wks later at my sister's house she got the hiccups and I told her to do the same and she did and yep, they went away again...Fate, luck or whatever...

I would pass it on...
thanks...
Jerry..

Drink Water With Spoon in It
Posted by Rachel (Baytown, Tx) on 11/22/2009
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Worked like a charm! My 6yr old had hiccups so we first tried holding his breath, nothing, then tried rubbing his right ear lobe, nope, next we tried the glass with spoon and hiccups stopped immediately!! We were both pretty amazed!


Hold Breath, Pinch Right Ear
Posted by Peter (Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff) on 04/29/2013
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Hiccup Remedy:

Hold your breath for as long as you can whilst pinching your right ear hard all the time.

I laughed when I was told this but I tried it and wow, same reaction from everyone I tell but they try it and it's never failed yet. I recall the pinching of the ear releases chemicals, sounds nuts, try it.


Tums
Posted by Joan (Clifton, NJ USA) on 10/22/2008
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I had a bad case of hiccups and a co-worker recommended I take a TUMS. Within 5 minutes the hiccups were gone!


Sugar
Posted by Clint (Fort Myers, Fl.) on 09/27/2008
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I found out many years ago that a level teaspoon of sugar with a few drops of water will stop the hiccups right away.

Sugar
Posted by Arleen (Sackville, Ns, Canada) on 03/17/2010
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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.


Rub Your Right Earlobe
Posted by Ginger (Youngstown, Ohio) on 09/25/2008
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Rub your right earlobe between your thumb and forefinger as soon as hiccups begin. This has worked for myself, my son, and a variety of others I have told.


Sugar
Posted by Jess J (Boca Raton, FL, USA) on 08/10/2008
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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!


Vinegar
Posted by EL (Chicago, IL) on 07/11/2008
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I had hiccups for two days with my only relief coming when I was asleep. I found the remedy on this site and decided to give it a try, especially since the remedy for tonsilitis worked so well. I took a tbsp of ACV and the effect was immediate relief! The hiccups were gone upon ingestion! Amazing!


Sugar
Posted by Patricia (Detroit, Michigan) on 07/03/2008
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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.

Sugar
Posted by Joyce (Joelton, Tn) on 07/03/2008 510 posts

Hi there, If the tsp. of sugar stops working for your husband's hiccups, you might try something I remember a doctor telling me about years ago. He said he was involved in caring for a patient severely injured in an automobile accident. One day the man's brother came to visit and asked how he was doing. They told him the patient seemed to be doing ok at the present but they were unable to stop his constant hiccupping. He said the brother replied, "I can fix that" and left, returning with a sweet potato which he cut in half and placed the cut side of 1/2 of the potato over the patient's navel. According to the doctor, the patient's hiccups stopped instantly and they threatened anyone who dared to move that 1/2 sweet potato from his umbilical area with mayhem.


Stage Fright
Posted by Lorie (College Station, Texas) on 06/05/2008
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As a teacher, I have had many opportunities to try to cure the hiccups in my students. When a student asked to go get water to stop their hiccups, I would ask for the class's help in 'curing' the patient. I asked the hiccupping student to stand in front of the class and if they hiccupped, they could go get water. The result: stage fright cured them every time.



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