How to Get Rid of Hiccups

Are you looking for ways to get rid of your hiccups? Check out our list.

  1. Breathing. Disrupt your respiratory system with measured breathing. Breathe for around a count of five and out for a count of 5.
  2. Hold breath. Breathe in a mouthful of air and hold it for about 10 to 20 seconds, then breathe out. Repeat as necessary.
  3. Breathe into a bag. Place a paper lunch bag in your mouth and nose. No plastic bags
  4. Hug knees. Sit down in a comfy place. Take your knees to your chest and hold them there for two minutes.
  5. Chest compressions. Lean forward to compress your chest, which puts pressure on your diaphragm.
  6. Valsalva maneuver. To do this trick, try to exhale while pinching your nose and keeping your mouth closed.
  7. Pull your tongue. Pulling your tongue accelerates the nerves and muscles in your throat. Grab the top of your tongue and pull it forward once or twice.
  8. Press on the diaphragm. Your diaphragm divides your abdomen from your lungs. Utilize your hand to apply pressure to the area below the end of your sternum.
  9. Squeeze your nose while swallowing water.
  10. Squeeze palm. Use your thumb to use pressure on the palm of your other hand.
  11. Massage the carotid artery. You have a carotid artery on each side of your neck. Lie down, turn your head to the left, and massage the artery on the right side in a spherical motion for 5 to 10 seconds.
  12. Drink water. Sipping cold water may help arouse the vagus nerve.
  13. Drink from the other side of the glass. Tip the glass under your chin to drink from the other side.
  14. Drink a glass of warm water without breathing.
  15. Drink water through a paper towel. Cover a glass of cold water with a cloth and sip through it.
  16. Suck the ice cube. Suck on the ice cube for a couple of minutes, then swallow it once it shrinks to a reasonable size.
  17. Gargle water. Gargle ice water for 30 seconds. Repeat as necessary.
  18. Eat a spoonful of honey. Allow it to melt in your mouth before swallowing.
  19. Eat sugar. Put a bit of granulated sugar on your tongue and let it sit for 5 to 10 seconds, then swallow.
  20. Suck a lemon. Many people add a bit of salt to their lemon slice. Rinse your mouth with water to protect your teeth from the citric acid.
  21. Put vinegar on your tongue.
  22. Have an orgasm. There’s a case study involving a man whose hiccups lasted four days. They went away after he had an orgasm.
  23. Rub the back of your neck. Stroking the skin at the back of your neck may encourage your phrenic nerve.
  24. Poke the back of your throat. Swab the back of your esophagus with a cotton swab till you gag or cough. Your gag reflex may promote the vagal nerve.
  25. Distract yourself. Hiccups often go away when you stop focusing on them. Play a video game, fill out a crossword puzzle, or do computations in your head.
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