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!
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?
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!!
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.
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.
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.
My 4 yr old son had hiccups for over 4 hours until I gave him a drink of pickle juice. It worked instantly.
Raise Both Arms
Raising both arms up for a few (30) seconds works for me everytime!
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.
Other antacids may also work but back when I had indigestion all the time, I also had hiccups and the Rolaids always worked.
BTW, the indigestion, hiatal hernia and acid reflux was all due to chronic dehydration. Since I started drinking plain water, I haven't had any of that nor hiccups so I suppose hiccups might also be a sign of dehydration, I don't know but, indigestion is definitely a sign of chronic dehydration. If one gets indigestion, one is chronically dehydrated. If you have the hiatal hernia and acid reflux, you're quite dehydrated.
Rub Your Right Earlobe
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.
When my toddler son has hiccups which is almost weekly I dip my wet finger in a homemade blend of sea salts and place in his mouth. I chase it with a drink of water and he is good almost instantaneously.
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!
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.
I found out many years ago that a level teaspoon of sugar with a few drops of water will stop the hiccups right away.
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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.