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Comment from: daddy-47, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: August 21

I accidentally swallowed a number of cloves (contains eugenol) from my evening tea and soon started to hiccup. It lasted almost 24 hours on and off, I tried some home remedies to no avail until I checked some solutions from the net (holding breath, massaging diaphragm, drinking cold water etc.). Finally, I tried to drink a glass of water from the opposite side of glass - first attempt did not help but when I bent more it helped immediately. Give it a try!

Comment from: Zelda, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: July 23

I had hiccups on and off for almost 2 days, one bout lasting over 2 hours. After trying every solution mentioned on the web without success, I swallowed a shot of bourbon and voila, the hiccups instantly disappeared.

Comment from: Redmi, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: December 11

I drink a glass of water very quickly and the hiccups is completely gone.

Comment from: khan, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: October 16

Vinegar was effective for my hiccups and I got relief within seconds.

Comment from: Blessed7, 65-74 Male (Caregiver) Published: January 18

To get rid of hiccups just simply swallow 3 times with your head down so no more air gets in and they're gone.

Comment from: Liz, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: September 27

Drink a glass of water very quickly. No need to hold your nose, drink from the back of the glass or any other tricks! This works instantly for hiccups. Holding your breath is the best known remedy but it doesn't work for me.

Comment from: Meme Dream Team, 13-18 Female (Caregiver) Published: September 28

It's all in how you hold your breath that it depends on if you will successfully end your hiccups that way. I time the hiccups and then a few seconds before one I begin to hold my breath and wait that way for 10 to 15 seconds. You have to fully stop breathing and for some reason it's really hard to explain to people but if you do it correctly you will have 100 percent success with stopping your hiccups, it has never not worked for me. I know everyone is a bit different but just keep trying, you'll figure it out, no water or anything needed.

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.


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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!

Comment from: 45-54 Female Published: January 03

Drinking carbonated drinks such as Coke or Pepsi has worked every time for me.

Comment from: 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: December 13

Eating ice cream really works!

Comment from: Rhi, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: November 08

I too am surprised that by pulling my tongue my hiccups went away.

Comment from: energyengineer, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 18

I have chronic hiccups. Last month I had an episode lasting a week, 10 hours plus per day. I ended that with a milk shake. Friday night they started again. They continued through to Sunday night. I stopped them with a milk shake. They restarted about 2:00 am Monday. I again stopped them with ice cream. The cold applied to get that severe chilling at the back of the mouth and the smoothness of the shake or ice cream seem to be the factor to the success of this home remedy.

Comment from: pj, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: October 18

I had the hiccups for over an hour and after reading the info on holding your breath{which was one minute for me} it did the trick,thank God.

Comment from: Poiboy, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: June 15

I take a glass of really ice cold water and let it slide down the back of my throat and tongue really slow and repeat over and over, but the hiccupping usual stops within a few swallows.

Comment from: me in me, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 29

I was looking for a way to stop my hiccups and thought I would try pulling my tongue. I just couldn't believe it when they stopped instantly. Cool.


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