Creative Ways on How to Get Rid of Hiccups

Hiccups can happen at any moment and tend to catch people at the worst moment. To help with any situation where you need them to be gone as soon as possible, here are a few helpful creative and easy ways on how to get rid of hiccups in a moments notice.


Here are both well-known and possibly new to you ways on how to get rid of hiccups.

1. Hold your breath

This is an easy and unobtrusive method that is actually quiet effective. Simply take a big deep breath and hold it for 10 seconds then slowly release it and repeat.

2. Breathe into the Bag

Get the brown bag out and start breathing in and out. This creates more carbon dioxide in the blood stream leaving you hiccup free. If there aren't any bags readily available, cup and use your hands.

3. Get Hydrated

Grab a glass of water and start taking short sips of this wonderful drink. This will quickly get you back into rythmic contractions which will get rid of the hiccups.

4.Sweeten things up

Head to the cupboard and pull out the handy honey. You will find that teaspoon of this sweet goodness will soothe your throat right away.

5. Tongue Tricks

Simply pull on your tongue or stick it out. Sticking out your tongue forces an opening between the vocal chords allowing you to breathe more smoothly.

6. Bite on a lemon

While this may not be the most pleasant method, try biting on a lemon that has been soaked with bitters. Another idea is to eat a lemon slice with salt on it. While there is no proven evidence as to why this helps cure hiccups, it is shown to be quiet effective.

Preventing Hiccups

Hopefully these tips on how to get rid of hiccups will come in handy and help you through any hiccups you may come across. If they do persist though and become serious, it is highly advisable for you to see your doctor who may be able to presribe approrpiate medication such as relaxants or sedatives. It is common for people to get hiccups due to swallowing too much air, eating too fast, stress, or excitement.

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