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.
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.
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.
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~
The Ole Case of Beer Trick
I had hiccups forever, and a friend of mine looked straight at me and said, "If you hiccup again, I'll buy you a case of beer!"' They went away ASAP. I've done it with several friends and it works! Try it.
Tilt Head Backwards and Breathe Deeply
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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).
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)
I had a bad case of hiccups and a co-worker recommended I take a TUMS. Within 5 minutes the hiccups were gone!
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
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!
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.
(Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada)
growing up my parents would always give us sugar and vinegar (the vinegar gets rid of the hiccups, and the sugar makes it taste better). all you have to do is get a teaspoon of sugar, pour enough vinegar on top to make the sugar wet, and as soon as you get it down the hiccups are gone
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!
Vinegar worked for my hiccups! Had them for over 20 minutes - tried holding my breath and drinking water with no avail. Took one shot of organic ACV and they were gone. I'm amazed! Thanks!!
It's wonderful to know the amazing effects of Vinegar. One man 72 years old had constant hiccups for 2 days and more when he consulted me. I gave him this bit of advice to take 1 tsp of vinegar and his hiccups stopped instantly ... It's almost a month he has never had it again
The only thing that has ever cured my hiccups has been to take a swig of vinegar. It burns terribly all the way down but instantly that looming hiccup feeling dissipates.
For those with real trouble with hiccups, who can hold their breath until they turn blue while standing on their head drinking water only to resume hiccuping afterwards, I can't recommend the vinegar highly enough. Often I get them when I've eaten too much and drinking water or eating peanut butter seems to just make them worse. I was skeptical, but elated to discover that vinegar works.
Water and the Help of a Friend
A friend showed me this trick and I have never seen it fail. If some one has hiccups give them a large glass of water, six or seven hundred mls, put you hands over their ears firmly and tell them to drink and keep drinking until you say stop. Let them drink most of the water and then take your hands away. The hiccups will disappear. I get my husband to do this for me and it works every time. Makes a good party trick too.
(Arlington, TX/United States)
I have a similar remedy for hiccups. It takes water and the help of a friend. Have the person with hiccups drink about 1/2 glass of water (4-6 oz.), breathing normally. While they are drinking, someone else must pull up their earlobes. Works every time. Even on babies. Just hold up their earlobes while they're drinking their bottle.