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Comment from: shag776, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: April 26

Usually swallowing 4 times while holding my breath does the trick, but less than a minute ago it didn't, so I held my nose closed and chugged water until I had to take a breath, that worked for my hiccups.

Comment from: Redmichelle582, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: November 09

I heard this and it works for me every time. Take a big mouthful of water and swallow about 15 times while holding your breath and plugging your ears.

Comment from: Zia, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: September 01

A spoon of peanut butter works great. My daughter gets the hiccups all the time and peanut butter is all that seems to work for her.

Comment from: 3-6 Male (Caregiver) Published: November 10

I chew on a lemon slice when I get hiccups.

Published: June 26

It really worked. I held my breath for some few seconds and hiccup stopped instantly. I have been trying other means for over 12 hours without success. I confirm this, it really works instantly.

Comment from: SuzieQ, 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 10

Take a slice of lemon and sprinkle with sugar. Bite into it and suck on lemon until sugar is gone. It has worked every time.

Comment from: Ms. Mom, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 25

Peppermint candy worked for my two year old. I just had to cut up the candy into smaller pieces to prevent him from choking. Quick cure!

Comment from: syed, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: June 25

Drinking water quickly with both nostrils closed really works!!!

Comment from: Ger, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: May 21

I just cured my hiccups by drinking a glass of water quickly while holding my nose at the same time - as directed by another submission. Thank You!!!

Comment from: makeupaname, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: January 03

I usually drink water out the other side of the cup which almost always works except one time when I had hiccups for over 3 hours. I held my nose while drinking and it worked!

Comment from: terah, 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: October 17

Pepperment candy seems to help with hiccups.

Comment from: (Caregiver) Published: September 26

Stop hiccups by drinking water and holding your nose at the same time. It works every time for me.

Published: July 11

To get rid of my hiccups I hold my breath and count to 10. Just before I let my breath out I swallow. Do this 3 times in a row. Works every time.

Published: May 02

I have always found sweets, sugar, and chocolate cure my hiccups EVERYTIME!


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